According to the World Health Organization,

Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  

Health is a dynamic state of the human body consisting of physical, mental, social, vocational, moral, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Yoga caters to all these dimensions of health and therefore produces a feeling of general wellness.

Asanas (postures) and shat kriyas (cleansing procedures) improve the physical component of health. Dhyana (meditation) and dharana (concentration) improve mental health. Yama (discipline) and niyama (observance) are universal rules of morality and social conduct laid down by sage Patanjali. They are similar to modern principles of public health and community medicine. The practices of pranayama (breath regulation) and pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) improve emotional health. Yoga also strongly advocates the importance of surrender to the almighty or ishvara pranidhana. This encourages the development of spiritual health in an individual.    

Yoga is the most perfect health and wellness module as it is both comprehensive and holistic in nature


The Future of Medicine

India is a country with a rich traditional medical heritage. Multiple native traditional systems of medicine are practiced here, which have their origin in India or have come to India from elsewhere and got assimilated into the vast Indian culture.

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Yin Yoga: A Happy Marriage or a Colossal Sham?

Yin Yoga is a combination of Yoga and Acupuncture. Yin Yoga weds the insights gained by thousands of years of Traditional Chinese Medicine practice to the wisdom of yoga. They are both separate systems of medicine widely employed in isolation as stand-alone treatments. They are evidence based and accepted by the medical fraternity internationally.

Yoga has its origins from India while acupuncture originated from Taoism in ancient China. Is the integration and combination of these two systems possible?

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