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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Yoga Nidra and Curing Diseases

Yoga nidra has widespread application in the management of diseases of all kinds, and promises to play a far greater role in the future. Yoga nidra can be utilized either by itself or in conjunction with other conventional forms of medical therapy. It has been found useful in both acute and chronic conditions, especially in degenerative and stress related conditions such as hypertension, heart diseases and arthritis. Diseases with high psychosomatic component such as asthma, peptic ulcer and migraine headache respond favourably by yoga nidra. Yoga nidra can be really helpful in psychiatric treatment especially in cases, which are unresponsive to routine psychotherapy.

The practice of yogic relaxation has been found to effectively reduce tension and improve psychological well being of people suffering from anxiety. The autonomic symptoms of high anxiety such as headache, giddiness, chest pain, palpitations, sweating, abdominal pain respond exceptionally well to yoga nidra. Practising yoga nidra successfully decreases the time required to fall asleep, thereby curing insomnia.

It is a wonderful aid in curbing excessive consumption of coffee, cigarettes and alcohol and drugs by reducing deep seated conflicts and tensions. Its influence in removing pain by stimulating the pituitary gland to release its own potent pain suppressing compounds is remarkable. If all this is not enough, yoga nidra if practiced regularly in pregnancy creates the most favourable conditions for intra uterine growth. This divine practice is also recommended for cancer patients in conjunction with meditation therapy. In this way crucial balance between concentration and relaxation is established, While meditation involves relaxation, surrender and letting go, yoga nidra is emerging as an excellent preventive and curative procedure in cardiovascular management because it works by inducing a more relaxed mental attitude and emotional climate.


Primary Health Care Services said...

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yog said...

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