Yoga therapy is an ancient holistic system of recovery of the body. For proper functioning of the body, one needs to balance the operation of such systems as digestion and blood circulation, to establish the normal operation of the endocrine glands and the vestibular apparatus. In this case, the energy state of the tissues of the body depends on the good functioning of the nervous system. The practice of yoga is based on the use of asanas and pranayama. Asanas are the physical exercises, but they are not only physical exercises. Asanas are used to affect all three aspects of a man (body, mind and consciousness), forming and combining them into one harmonious unity. Pranayama is a set of breathing practices aimed at the relaxation not only of the body, but also of the soul. It is the way of relaxation and meditation, which ensures the successful use of asanas. Because being effective in solving different problems, “more and more people afflicted with stress-related illnesses are flocking to yoga to help with managing the symptoms of these illnesses” (The Everything Yoga Blog, 2009).
The impact of asanas on the digestive system
Pranayama and asanas slowly and gradually do the recovery work based on cutting and stretching the muscles, and giving them pristine strength and elasticity. Thus, the work of the digestive tract is stimulated and it helps the body to get rid of accumulated toxins. If one chooses the right asanas, then within only a few practices he/she can significantly improve own overall digestive system and reduce the symptoms of hyperacidity of the stomach, such as heartburn and indigestion.
The impact of asanas on the circulatory system
Any living organism is a closed system. Therefore, the disease has a direct impact on the work of the other organs of a human body. For example, one of the main causes of heart disease is a failure in the normal operation of the digestive system. Such problems as indigestion,
References: Yoga as a Complementary Therapy. (2009, 4 Sept.). The Everything Yoga Blog. Retrieved from: http://www.itsallaboutyoga.com/2009/09/yoga-as-a-complementary-therapy.html