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Disease and Yoga Postures
Yoga Postures
Stress (Disease)

Yoga Postures
Asanas

Calmness
of the Mind
Inter-Dependency
• Stretching of the muscles and joints activates
parasympathetic nervous system = relaxation
response in ...
Yoga Postures - Asanas
• Postures stretch muscles and ligaments:
– Postures are modified according to type of cancer to he...
Yoga Postures Transform
• Regular practice over 6 months transforms one’s physical,
psychological, mental and spiritual st...
Yoga Postures Transform
• Psychological:
– Positive changes in personality
– Changes in outlook towards life
– Relaxed way...
Yoga Postures Transform
• Mental:
– Ability to control the functioning of the mind with
cortex dominance
– Cortex (intelle...
Yoga Postures Transform
• Spiritual
– Improvement in awareness and consciousness
– Sense of peace and joy
– Changed sense ...
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Disease and Asanas

  1. 1. Disease and Yoga Postures
  2. 2. Yoga Postures Stress (Disease) Yoga Postures Asanas Calmness of the Mind
  3. 3. Inter-Dependency • Stretching of the muscles and joints activates parasympathetic nervous system = relaxation response in the psycho-physiological systems • When minds is relaxed, breath slows down and body self healing mechanism is activated.
  4. 4. Yoga Postures - Asanas • Postures stretch muscles and ligaments: – Postures are modified according to type of cancer to heal affected areas after operation – Activate parasympathetic system inducing relaxation – Tone the muscles, improve blood circulation – Increase efficiency of muscles – Activate/balance the glands and hormonal system – Activate lymphatic system improving immunity – Tone cardio-vascular system – Stabilizes metabolic rate – Correction of body posture – Structural changes in the functioning of the mind
  5. 5. Yoga Postures Transform • Regular practice over 6 months transforms one’s physical, psychological, mental and spiritual state: • Physical: – – – – – – – – – – Physical changes to the functioning of the brain Physical changes to all the systems of the body Correction of the physiology of body Increased tone of muscles Rejuvenation of cells and organs Decreased fatigue Increased flexibility and endurance Increased respiratory efficiency Increased vigor Induced self-healing of the body
  6. 6. Yoga Postures Transform • Psychological: – Positive changes in personality – Changes in outlook towards life – Relaxed way of being – Better sleep – Change of habits, beliefs and behavior – Behavior based on thoughtful action instead of emotional reaction – Moods like depression is significantly reduced
  7. 7. Yoga Postures Transform • Mental: – Ability to control the functioning of the mind with cortex dominance – Cortex (intellect) takes over from limbic brain (emotions) the management of cerebellum (controlling muscle functions) – results in calmness and peace of mind – Reduced negative or dysfunctional thoughts and rumination – Relaxed and quiet mind – Prevailing acceptance and tolerance
  8. 8. Yoga Postures Transform • Spiritual – Improvement in awareness and consciousness – Sense of peace and joy – Changed sense of self identity – Induced meditative/contemplative states – Sense of purpose in life – Subtle energy optimization

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