About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Yoga And Obesity


Written by Medindia Content Team | Reviewed by Medindia Complementary Medicine Team on Mar 09, 2013

Yoga

Components of yogic practice:

  1. Asanas
  2. Pranayama
  3. Bandas or energy blocks
  4. Deep internal cleansing methods or kriyas
  5. Healing gestures or mudras
  6. Deep relaxation or yoga nidra
  7. Meditation or connecting the self with the divine

Yogis say that our human body has seven energy centres located in the spine. These energy centres or chakras are centres of spiritual energy; they receive the prana from the cosmic reservoir of energy and distribute it to the physical body. The chakras are located in the astral body (an energy field surrounding the gross body), which have corresponding plexuses, centres or points, in the physical or gross body. These chakras emanate energy and vibrate in a certain frequency.

Advertisement


The manipura chakra or the solar plexus is the source of will power and self-assertiveness. All the metabolic activities in the body are controlled by this chakra.

Advertisement


Energy blockages are cleansed by asanas and pranayama; these help in activating the energy centers.

Regular yogic practice energizes and helps the obese acquire the power to control their eating habits. The desired mental strength to break away from wrong dietary habits is gained only by yogic practice.

Advertisement


Since yoga works in the realm of body -mind -soul, its benefits are manifold. Yoga,

  • Improves digestion
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Helps in stress management
  • Helps in weight reduction
  • Accelerates healing

Above all, yoga breaks the pattern of negative thought and behavior and normalizes the functioning of body organs and systems. Importantly,yoga encourages the practitioner to achieve goals by enabling a focused mind and promotes everlasting peace.


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

esaivani86, India

it is very interesting one. i know more details about that obesity. i send this details to my frnds also. thanking you

raghu74, India

It is very true that in over eating, the person is never really enjoying even a morsel of food.However yoga never focuses initially on how much to eat or what to eat .Yoga simply makes the person more aware and become sensitive to the natural rythms of the body, so much so that , the practitioner realises that food is no more a compulsion but a necessity. one actually,sponataneously accepts the right quantity of food without any fretting.

Advertisement
Recommended Reading
What's New on Medindia
Vaccination  And Counter  Measures Against  Monkeypox
Indian Railways Special Concession on Health Grounds
COVID Toes
View all
Advertisement
YOGA - Related News Why Yoga Mats Made of Ayurvedic Herbs are a Big Hit?
International Yoga Day: Online Yoga Reduces Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Practice Yoga for Good Health and Wellness: PM Modi
Yoga for Humanity: PM Modi Inaugurates 8th International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day 2022 - 'Yoga for Humanity'
International Yoga Day: Do Expecting Mothers Practice Yoga?
Tamil Nadu Governor Presides Over Yoga Day Celebrations
10 Proven Benefits of Yoga for Kids
Fuel Your Health with Walnuts and Yoga
Yoga With Alexa: All You Need to Know
More News
Advertisement

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

Drug - Food Interactions Color Blindness Calculator Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Vent Forte (Theophylline) Daily Calorie Requirements Blood Donation - Recipients Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Blood - Sugar Chart Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Post-Nasal Drip

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use