WHO defines health as: “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
So as per that, health ought to be mostly preventive and not reactive. Ironically even with so much of advancement in modern system of medicine, new ailments are emerging and average health situation around the world is deteriorating. For ex. US Healthcare spend has increased more than 10 times in last 30 years.
In the current situation, Yoga and Alternate System of Medicine appears to be a perfect solution as it is time-tested for over centuries.
Yoga is a profound science which unites mind, body, soul and the universe. It is a tool for unfolding the infinite potential of the human being and imbibes complete essence of life. Alternate System of Medicine treats the person holistically. It’s a medicine-free approach wherein body’s own healing power is harnessed. It focuses on fixing the root cause instead of symptoms, which is essentially not healing but rather postponing the damage.
Yoga in combination with Alternate System of Medicine has manifold benefits at all levels:
Today, there are enough scientific researches to prove that yoga’s intervention transforms human body positively. It aids in restoring physiological and psychological imbalances and can make visible difference in body flexibility, cholesterol levels, anxiety/hypertension, hormonal imbalances, blood sugar etc. In case of chronic ailments, it can also reduce the dosage of medicines.
योग: चित्त-वृत्ति निरोध: – It improves behavior & thought patterns. It reduces frustration, anger, fear, and desires which are often main cause of stress. Stress leads to many health disorders. Regular yoga can help avoid these as it leads to peaceful and blissful state.
It can help you undertake bigger changes in your life without any inertia i.e. like quitting smoking/alcohol, owning up bigger challenges in workplace, adopting healthier lifestyle etc. With yoga, you can enjoy life as it comes, rather joyfully.
It improves mind-body coordination, reaction time, memory & even IQ scores. It leads to a calmer mind, which helps one take effective and timely decisions.
Today world’s major challenges environment, corruption & violence are there because people are gradually becoming self-centered. Through Yoga, people can experience others as part of themselves and at that stage, one doesn’t need any morale, value and ethics book. People will naturally conduct their life with the best of capability and intelligence and thus these global issues will also get addressed.
People having relaxed and contented mind, shall have healthy relationships in the society.
Last but not the least, it is more cost effective for a country like India, wherein healthcare is not available and affordable for everyone. It is important to educate individuals to take care of their health using inert healing power of body. If everyone can handle 70-80% of their health issues on their own then India won’t need big healthcare budget like those of developed countries.Follow us