Patanjali Yog Peeth (UK) Trust
-- a UK-based Registered Charity promoting healthy living and wellbeing in the Community
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What are the benefits ?
The Physical Benefits
Can contribute to create a toned, flexible and strong body. Helps improve respiration, energy and vitality. Can help to maintain balanced metabolism. Can contribute to promote cardio and circulatory health. Helps to relieve pain. Helps you look and feel younger. Improves athletic performance.
The Health Benefits
Regular practice of Yog aasans and Pranayam has in many cases provided relief in various ailments. Research and innumerable case studies shows that Yog and Pranayam helps control
Acidity, Allergy, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Backache, Blood Pressure, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cervical Sodalities, Constipation, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Fatigue, Gastric Disorders, Headaches, Heart Diseases, Obesity, Migraine, Sciatica Pain, Sinus, Weakness etc.
Analysis of medical parameters pre and post Yog Workshop participation have, for example, shown loss of between 8 to 16 lbs. of an attendeeâ€™s weight in case of obese participants and a weight gain of 4 to 8 lbs. by those clinically diagonised as underweight. Asthmatic, Diabetic and High Blood Pressure patients have found significant relief in their symptoms. Patients with Migraine, Depression, Sinus, Allergy, Arthritis, Cervical Spondylitis, Sciatica Pain, Acidity, Constipation, Gastric Disorder, Backache, Weakness and many other disorders. Studies have revealed that regular practice of Yog and Pranayam can lead to freedom from dependence on inhalers by Asthma patients, freedom from insulin injections for Diabetics, freedom from regular medication by High Blood Pressure patients and freedom from blockages in blood vessels.
The Mental Benefits
Helps you relax and handle stressful situations easily. Teaches you to quieten the mind so you can focus your energy where you want it to go â€“ on a difficult yog aasan, on the tennis court or golf course or in the office. Encourages positive thoughts, self acceptance and self confidence.
The Spiritual Benefits
Builds awareness of the body, feelings, the world around and the needs of others and empathy with nature. Promotes interdependence between mind, body and spirit. Helps you live the concept of â€œonenessâ€.
Other benefits of Yog and Pranayam :
The most important benefit of Yog and Pranayam is physical and mental cleansing. The aging process, which is largely an artificial condition, caused mainly by auto-intoxication or self-poisoning , can be slowed down by practicing Yog. By keeping the body clean, flexible and well lubricated, one can significantly reduce the catabolic process of cell deterioration. To get the maximum benefits of Yog one has to combine the practices of Yog aasans, Pranayam and meditation.
Why are Yog and Pranayam successful?
According to medical scientists, Yog and Pranayam therapy is successful because of the balance created in the nervous and endocrine systems which directly influences all the other systems and organs of the body.
Yog acts both as a curative and preventive therapy.
The very essence of Yog and Pranayam lies in attaining mental peace, improved concentration powers, a relaxed state of living and harmony in relationships. Through the practice of Yog and Pranayam, we become aware of the interconnectedness between our emotional, mental and physical levels. Gradually this awareness leads to an understanding of the more subtle areas of existence. The ultimate goal of Yog and Pranayam is to make it possible to fuse together the gross material (Annamaya), physical (Pranamaya), mental (Manomaya), intellectual (Vigyanamaya) and spiritual (Anandamaya) levels with the being.
Each work has to pass through these stages: ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood~ Swami Vivekananda
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win~ Mahatma Gandhi
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'I enjoyed making the effort to come to class each day as I felt motivated and involved. Afterwards I was more aware of breathing deeply and staying relaxed.'