Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003529
Title: Effects of yoga on health status and physical fitness an ecological approach – A survey
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Yoga has been the subject of research in the past few decades for therapeutic purposes for modern epidemic diseases like mental stress, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Individual studies report beneficial effect of yoga in these conditions, indicating that it can be used as nonpharmaceutical measure or complement to drug therapy for treatment of these conditions. However, these studies have used only yoga asana, pranayama, and/ or short periods of meditation for therapeutic purposes. General perception about yoga is also the same, which is not correct. Yoga in fact means union of individual consciousness with the supreme consciousness. It involves eight rungs or limbs of yoga, which include yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi. Intense practice of these leads to self-realization, which is the primary goal of yoga. An analytical look at the rungs and the goal of yoga shows that it is a holistic way of life leading to a state of complete physical, social, mental, and spiritual well-being and harmony with nature. This is in contrast to purely economic and material developmental goal of modern civilization, which has brought social unrest and ecological devastation.

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    L. Akshayaa, A. Jothi Priya*, R. Gayatri Devi

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    Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. A. Jothi Priya, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    L. Akshayaa, A. Jothi Priya*, R. Gayatri Devi

    Title:Effects of yoga on health status and physical fitness an ecological approach – A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (923-925)
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    Methodology:Anxiety, Chronic pulmonary disease, Coronary heart disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Meditation, Mental stress, Pranayama, Yoga
    Research Materials:Effects of yoga

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Anxiety Chronic pulmonary disease Coronary heart disease Diabetes Hypertension Meditation Mental stress Pranayama Yoga

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