Yoga is a way of life an integrated system of education for the body, mind and inner spirit. This art of right living was perfected and predicted thousand of years ago. Yoga deals with the universal truth, its teachings are as valid today as they were in ancient times.
Yoga is conducive to health and longevity. Its practice regulates the action of heart, lungs, brain and internal organs. It removes all sorts of diseases.
In Yoga the physical exercise called Asans are non violent and provide gentle stretching that acts to lubricate the joints, ligaments tendons and other parts of body. They help to tone the nervous system, improve circulation, release tension and increase flexibility.
Regular practice of yoga is not only beneficial to healthy people it may improve many diseases and disabling conditions e.g. diabetes, hypertension, bronchial asthma, obesity, epilepsy, back pain, knee pain, arthritis, menstrual disorders and help weight reduction and many more. It is not known to cure the diseased condition but regular practice can improve the condition to that extent that affected person may not need to take his regular medication or may need to reduce dosage.
Yoga for Diabetes and Obesity
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world and UK. Diabetes means the body does not produce or use insulin properly. Insulin is the hormone responsible in converting sugar starch and other food into energy.
Diabetes can be developed by any one, young and old. One of the most important causes is obesity which affects almost 60% of population. Obesity and Diabetes are also termed Twin Epidemic. Obesity may be defined as the excessively high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass. Both diabetes and obesity are highly preventable through proper diet exercise and life style changes.
Yoga life style will be most suitable to facilitate treatment for the twin epidemic. The Yoga principle on healthy diet and the practice of the Asans will help balance the endocrine system, tone the abdominal organs, stimulate both the nervous and circulatory system and reduce stress. Yoga also helps to gain better understanding of oneself leading to acceptance and appreciation which will help eliminate psychological tensions for obesity. The practice of yoga deals with all the aspects of individual, the mind body and spirit giving a person control over his mind and body and making the effects more permanent than other techniques.
The following Asans or Yoga poses for Obesity and Diabetes
Easy Pose (sukhasan)
Half Spinal Twist( Ardha Matsyendrasana)
Yoga and Hypertension
People who practice yoga are less likely to suffer from hypertension than their age and gender matched counterparts. Simple life style management and yoga can be a boon for hypertensive patients. Hathe yoga is one of the best known yoga technique for relief from hypertension and stress management.
Regular practice of yoga is known to have improved the hypertension to such an extent that people have stopped medication and blood pressure has remained almost normal.
Yoga and Asthma
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of lung and air passage. Practice of yoga can help to prevent and cope with asthma. Pranayam is an excellent way to have a controlled breath to avoid any asthma attacks
Yoga and Back Pain, Knee Pain and Arthritis
Back pain is very common and more than a million days are lost due to this condition alone in the Uk.Regular practice of yoga(special asans) no doubt can improve not only back pain but also knee pain and arthritis.
Yoga and Ischaemic Heart disease (IHD)
Regular practice of yoga is well known to improve heart condition and especially angina( Ischaemic heart disease)
We can also provide:
One to One
Group Yoga Classes
Mixed Group Yoga
Yoga for Ladies only (by lady Yoga teacher)