Yoga – It Does A Body Good!

By | June 5, 2015

Yoga is an Indian mental, physical and spiritual discipline or practice. Yoga has initially been used as a mid body technique that allows cancer patients to have a consequent decrease in aspects such as fatigue, pain, insomnia, depression and to even increase on their anxiety control. Yoga is also considered as a physical exercise especially in the western world.


Yoga mainly comprises of holding stretches that constitute low impact physical exercises that can be sued for therapeautical purposes. The latter exercises include a combination of music, breath work, imagery, meditation and other physical exercises. The exercise and meditative oriented components have been linked to resultant nonspecific and specific health benefits and have consequently been a successful intervention to many conditions inclusive of depression, stress and back pains. The latter exercises are practiced with the ultimate notion of improving on the quality of life and does not necessarily have to be practiced or implemented as a mechanism that leads to the treating of a disease altogether.

From this perspective yoga can be described as a good remedy to some mental health conditions that constitute anxiety and depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dementia from which these aspects have attributed to the incorporation of yoga in some physical health conditions inclusive of: back pain where yoga has been an effective remedy to the management of chronic low back pain. Yoga also results to ample merits on persons experiencing high blood pressure. In this line of thought, one may describe yoga as a consequent remedy to alleviating negative aspects that lead to an improvement on the quality of life especially in cancer patients altogether.  Yoga has also been linked with helping persons with rheumatic disease.

Yoga is highly associated with alleviating depression and stress. From this perspective, one can describe stress as an endeavor that result to the production of various mental and physical symptoms that are linked with negative consequences. In the perspective of stress management, various psychotherapies and techniques set in with the notion of alleviating a person from stress and chronic stress altogether. In a bid to determine the levels of stress that one may be experiencing, changes in galvanic skin response and blood pressure have been some of the mechanisms that can be consequently employed in testing the stress levels or even determining the changes in stress levels altogether.

alleviating depression

Depression in this regard can be described as a mental disorder that is consequently characterized by a persistent and pervasive low mood that is consequently accompanied with aspects of low self esteem, loss of pleasure or interest and the latter especially in previously enjoyable activities. Commonly known as major depressive disorder, the incorporation of yoga to patient experiencing this condition can be a good remedy that alleviates them from the latter by encourage a variety of activities that bring about merits altogether. Depression is highly associated with aspects of helplessness, hopelessness, regret, guilt and related feelings of worthlessness from which persons experiencing depression are found to exhibit very low moods altogether.

Yoga as a mental, physical and spiritual practice can serve to alter a variety of aspects inclusive of stress and depression that normally affect most persons. Practicing the latter with respect to the intended achievement can be a remedy altogether. The physical exercise facet is quite necessary for persons with the need to achieve various specifications since yoga is an endeavor that comprises of facets such as diligence, zeal and exertion. This depicts how diversified the resultant achievements from the practice can be and thereby insinuating on a variety of merits depending on personalities.

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