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Yoga and its Health Benefits

Written by
Dr. Vinod Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Nov 15, 2014 and last reviewed on Jan 10, 2020   -  2 min read


Yoga is becoming prominent in the medical field because of its beneficial results for various ailments. It has become evident with research as well as clinical observation. Learn more about this safe, economical, and easy way of life.

Yoga and its Health Benefits

Yoga is an ancient Indian science which has gained prominence in the medical field in the last 20 years. Reason for this popularity is, accumulating research evidence and testimonials from patients regarding health benefits. According to Sage Patanjali, who is the author of the yoga text “Patanjali Yoga Sutra”, yoga is a way to control the modifications of mind.

If we just have a look at the eight limbs of “Ashtanga Yoga” it will become clear to us that yoga not only works on mind but also helps in maintaining physical fitness. Eight limbs of yoga are:

Efficacy of Yoga in Management of Several Diseases:

Though yoga is sometimes considered as equivalent to exercise, meditation and pranayama makes it different from routine exercise, which gives additional benefits. It has also been observed that yoga provides us a safe and effective tool for dealing with the problems related to ageing. Apart from being safe, it is cost-effective and easy to learn. It will not be wrong to say that future of medicine is not just about prescription of drugs by consultant, but also prescription of specific lifestyle to avoid the ailment and to tackle the one existing already. And yoga is going to secure a place in prescription in future.

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