Yoga and health
Yoga is the one of the oldest forms of physical culture in the world. It is a wondrous gift to mankind and holds the secret of eternal youth.
As we get older our bones get stiff and our muscles get slack. The skin loosens its bloom and wrinkles begin to appear, and we slow down in our activities. Instead of using more cosmetics and pills to tighten the ravages of an over-rich diet, shallow breathing and little or no exercise if we invest a little time on a yoga regime with a wholesome diet, the results will be amazing.
A system of exercises called "asanas"or postures keeps the body fit by speedily removing its toxins, massaging and toning the internal organs and activating the endocrine system.
The endocrine system is made up of a number of ductless glands such as the pituitary, pineral thyroid + Para-thyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas adrenals+ sex-glands. These glands release the secretions directly into the blood system, which has a profound effect on youthfulness.
Yoga should be made a part of your every day life. If you can set aside as little as 15 minutes each day to practice your favorite Asanas it will be sufficient provided you attend a weekly class which devotes an hour to a serious session of asana. You will be well on your way to achieving your birthright, which is radiant good health.
Yoga has a mental aspect to it as much as a physical aspect. The Asana's or postures help to make the most of the different breathing techniques which can calm the mind and rest the brain from the endless chain of thoughts, offering inner peace and an antidote to the stress of modern day life.
Uniting both these aspects is the philosophy of yoga. It is a practical philosophy that complements Ayurveda medicine and aims at uniting the body, mind and spirit enabling each individual to enjoy healing from within.