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Research hails yoga health benefits

August 2, 2009 | Comment icon 6 comments

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New research in to the practices of yoga, meditation and deep relaxation have shown them to have a profound effect on medical conditions, with long-term practitioners having more 'disease fighting genes' than non-practitioners.
Cutting-edge scientific research now proves what the yogis have always known: deep relaxation can have a profound effect on a wide range of medical conditions.

Source: Independent | Comments (6)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by MysteryVy 13 years ago
those who practice yoga and meditation also have higher tolerance of pain compared to those who don't. Something regarding the deep breathing and ability to maintain their body relaxed helps them tolerate more physical pain.
Comment icon #2 Posted by RamboIII 13 years ago
Its funny, I have always heard yogis saying things like "I know that modern medicine will find out that we were right all along."
Comment icon #3 Posted by JackoftheFools 13 years ago
well that explains why i don't get sick very often
Comment icon #4 Posted by Novice Meditator 13 years ago
Yogis view that the mind and the body are one, and that if it is given the right yoga kit and tools and taken to the right environment, it can find harmony and heal itself. Yoga therefore is considered therapeutic. It helps you become more aware of your body's posture, alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment. This is one of the foremost reasons why people want to start Practicing Yoga - to feel fitter, be more energetic, be happier and peaceful.
Comment icon #5 Posted by DurgaMata 13 years ago
Im doing yoga for my back at the moment its a very nice excersise got a good book
Comment icon #6 Posted by Novice Meditator 13 years ago
Yoga asserts cure of the main reason of an illness. It works in a slow, quiet and miraculous way. Medicine nowadays can claim to save a life at a complex stage, but, for complete improvement and restoring of normal health, one must believe in the effectiveness of Yoga therapy. From the regaining of balance, flexibility, posture, health and wellness to the body, to the cultivation of mental calmness, emotional balance, and inner strength. On a physical level Yoga postures activates the glands, organs, muscles and nerves in manners that usual exercise cannot.

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