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Cure of Ailments By Yoga
Yoga and Health
Yoga is the art of living and Yogasana is a scientific procedure. This is the only exercise which affects the inmost parts of the body. The health of our body and mind depends on the soundness of the health of our internal organs-the heart, lungs, digestive system, glands, mind, the nervous system, etc. If the organs inside the body are active and the body has adequate resistance power, medicine also acts. Otherwise, the medicine leaves behind toxic effects and gives rise to many new diseases and side effects.
Yoga and other Yogic practices awaken the inner strength of the body. While performing Yogic exercise, we then twist the body, stretch it tightly and then release it. Through this process, our blood veins and cleaned up and the heart is helped in pumping purified blood into the body and returning impure blood to the heart. The heart has to function constantly. In a span of24 hours it pumps 8,000 litres of blood in the body and returns the same amount of impure blood to the heart and transmits it to the lungs for purification. The blood then returns to the heart. This routine process goes on until we are alive.
We tire after the day's work, have to take rest thereafter and sleep at night for 6 to 8 hours, but the heart and the lungs continue working even then. Nor are they subordinate to us. We cannot command them to rest. Even so, the heart also needs rest, and there is only one way of giving it rest and that is the heart and veins should be kept clear)! so that they might easily circulate purified blood through the whole body and pass the impure blood to the lungs for purification. The heart should not have to carry this job by making hard knocks. The organs receive pure blood are strong, active and disease-free. But today heart diseases are very common. The heart has to function by pressing and pushing and consequently neither pure blood reaches all the parts of the body, not is the toxin ejected from the body. As a result the patient's condition deteriorates and he becomes tease.
Yogasana and Pranayama purify the blood vessels, open up the lungs and the muscles becomes elastic. This boosts their contracting and expanding power. They can absorb more oxygen. They burn up the toxins of the body and eject them in the form of carbon dioxide.
There are 16 to 18 crore pores in lungs, giving it properties like a sponge, where blood is soaked and stored for a while, before cleaning by Oxygen inhaled through respiratory system. If we inhale more oxygen it can reach remotest pores in lungs, ensuring maximum quality of purified blood, resulting in increased flow of blood stream, pumped by heart, to all parts of the body. With the help of various yogic postures we expel toxins from the body and bring control over the body. Daily routine of yogic postures we activate four toxin expelling mechanism viz Nose, Skin, Urinary & Excreta tract, are activated. Thus toxins do not accumulate in the body giving feeling of well being and mental relaxation.
Yogic exercises activate digestive system, and produce sufficient quantity of digestive juices improving appetite, better functioning of colon gland, completely digesting the food, resulting in vigor and improving immune system.
Yogic exercises are probably the only system which aim to improve flexibility of spine. The body is bent in all four directions as well as given twisting movements to achieve the flexibility of the opine as well as activating energy centres of the body. The spine has 26 vertebrae and is divided in three regiments. Uppermost portion is attached to neck region and is called Cervical Region, having 7 vertebrae central portion, called Dorsal Region, behind ribs, has 12 vertebrae lower portion with 7 vertebrae is called Lumber Region.