Historically, psychopharmaceutical agents have been used to produce a mystical state with the religious connotation of "a union with Divine Nature" or of "oneness with God." Such transcendental states are also known to occur in starvation, self-flagellation, Yoga and various psychoses.A common psychological origin is suggested for these states, in which there is a psychic regression to an early phase of development.
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Becoming fit means preparing ourselves to cope more effectively with environmental stresses. Exercise programs represent one approach to the fitness struggle. There are alternatives for those who find regular exercise unappealing - Yoga, biofeedback training or self hypnosis. At the moment these techniques appear unscientific and spooky - but they work.
Eleven patients with severe chronic airways obstruction were given training in yogic breathing exercises and postures. A matched group of 11 patients were given physiotherapy breathing exercises. Both groups of patients were followed up at monthly intervals for nine months with pulmonary function tests, tests of exercise tolerance, and inquiry into their symptoms. After training in yoga the mean maximum work increased significantly by 60.55 kpm; whereas no such rise occurred after training in physiotherapy.
Yoga presents the culmination of efforts made by mankind till now control mind and behaviour. It is living science, practiced in an elementary fashion by many in India. While a few perhaps are there who have attained mastery of this science.The background of the derivation and concept of yoga in India is presented followed by a simple exposition of yogic practices and some possible neurophysiologic explanations. Research in yoga will be rewarding as it gives means of exploring and enlarging the functions of the human brain.
The Psychosomatic disorders are the outcome of the modern way of life and changing value systems and hence their incidence is rapidly increasing. These disorders may be prevented by necessary environmental correction in its physical as well as psychosocial dimensions and personality transformation. The scope of the practice of Yoga, Sadvrtta, Medhya Rasayana therapy and similar other ancient positive health measures in the prevention and treatment of stress and psychosomatic disorders may be fruitfully explored.
Thirty-seven reports of the treatment of hypertension by non-pharmacological means were compared with the results of treatment by standard drug regimens. Treatment by drugs produced the greatest lowering of blood pressure. Treatment by weight reduction, yoga, and muscle relaxation each produced smaller, but appreciable, changes in blood pressure biofeedback, and salt restriction were inferior to those of the other regimens and were not significantly different to the effects of placebo treatment.
The Ayu has its four components namely :- Body, Mind, Sense and Consciousness. Thus wo can say that Ayurveda means "A systematic complete valid knowlodge of life science including tho gross and Astral form of Body." The whole object of Ayurveda and Yoga Centre round the knowledge of correlation among the four components and establishing a harmony among them forever".
The seeker of ultimate truth needs the understanding of the practical side of Vedanta philosophy, the five Koshas or Sheaths beyond which the Atman, the Self remains. Through Vedanta and Yoga one can transcend these layers in a systematic manner to attain self realization - ultimate Reality.
Pangu. is a disease caused by vitiated Vata. It is described among 80 Vata rogas. Sahacaradi yoga of Astanga Hrdaya was adopted for the study. Sixty patients of either sex selected from the Out Patient Department of the Institute were grouped into two at random. One group was put in Sodhana cum Samana and the other in Samana alone. The result in both blocks was statistically significant.