In the journal “Medical Hypotheses,” psychiatrist Eric Leskowitz of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, theorizes that the pineal gland might be the scientific explanation for what ancient Yogis described as the third eye, or crown chakra. If so, the balancing act of Yoga poses, breathing, meditation, and chanting may be all we need to mend our minds and get our circadian rhythms back in sync.
In another research article published in 2011 in US-based The Journal of Clinical and Applied Research and Education, Diabetes Care, the research study concluded that “yoga can be used as an effective therapy in reducing oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes”. It further stated that yoga along with standard care helps in reducing body-mass index and improving glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients.
Yoga offers postures or asanas that can work every joint, muscle, ligament and tendon of the body. When done together, in the correct order and under knowledgeable guidance, these seemingly unrelated postures work in harmony to massage all the internal glands and organs of the body in a thorough manner. This stimulation and massage of the organs in turn keep away disease and often provides a forewarning of a likely onset of disorder.
Regular practice of yoga can benefit those who suffer from diabetes. Yoga helps reduce the stress hormones secreted in the blood which can help reduce the body’s production of glucogon and therefore improve the bodies insulin production.
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A number of independent studies have confirmed these initial results. While each study targets a specific condition or personality type, the results invariably show that yoga is practical method for dealing with a number of medical conditions. As the link between yogic science and health is examined further, experts expect to uncover still more dramatic results.
While you may never run a marathon or achieve a perfect dance pose, you can greatly increase your health and well being by regularly practicing yoga. Yoga helps to focus your mind and a focused mind can help shape your body! The mind is powerful and what we think we can become.
You should practice Yoga every day, but a vigorous Hatha Yoga routine should end two hours before bedtime, at the latest. This allows your body and mind cool down time. If you can practice Hatha Yoga earlier in the day, feel free to do so.