Yoga and Meditation

Yoga is taught according to the requirement of the individual Therapeutical as well as general yoga is taught. Different practices will be taught for patients suffering from different problems like bronchial asthma, arthritis, spine related problems, hypertension, diabetes etc. The class includes asanas(body exercises),pranayamas(breathing exercises),meditation(mind exercises)&relaxation methods.The class will be for an hour every day, for 5 days a week. The patients have the freedom to select the time of the class according to their convenience between 9am to 7pm on all the week days.

Has it been "proved" that Yoga is good for you?

Yes. Western science has been studying Yoga for nearly 50 years, and the evidence shows numerous physical and psychological benefits from Yoga. Interestingly, there seems to be something about Yoga -- vs. exercise and controlled breathing -- that is beneficial. For example, a recent study with heart patients showed that those who followed a stress reduction program that included many Yoga practices did better than patients who exercised or did nothing. Further, preliminary studies in the United States and India suggest that Yoga maybe helpful for specific conditions, such as asthma, epilepsy, anxiety, stress and others.

Important Points to Know

  • > The yogic practices should be performed either in the morning or in the evening.
  • > In the morning yoga should be practiced before breakfast.
  • > If you wish to practice yoga in the evening, the best time is at least forty five minutes before the evening meal.
  • > Before you begin, it is better to wash the mouth& attend to the morning needs of the body
  • > Bathing is not recommended immediately after yogic practices
  • > If a light breakfast is taken, wait for at least two hours
  • > After drinking any liquid wait for half an hour before beginning the asanas
  • > If a full meal is taken, wait for at least four hours
  • > Usually asanas are practiced only once in a day
  • > Dress should be loose to allow free movements of the limbs
  • > The ideal way to start yogic practices is to spread the blanket on the floor, sit facing east or north in the morning & west in the evening
  • > Start with a minute of silent prayer, open your eyes and start the yogic practices in the sequence mentioned.
  • > Pranayamas should follow the asanas & meditation should follow the pranayamas.
  • > Movements should be slow in every case. Sudden movements should be avoided
  • > If you feel that you can’t bend a particular part of the body, don’t force by swinging.
  • > Bend to the extent you can and when you begin to feel that strain, remain in that position without trying to bend any further.
  • > No change in the diet is needed, if your usual diet agrees with you.