Yoga is an excellent tool of promotive health that can enrich modern medicine. The practise of Yoga leads to the efficient functioning of the body with homeostasis through improved functioning of the psycho-immune-neuro- endocrine system. A balanced equilibrium between the sympathetic and parasympathetic wings of the autonomic nervous system leads to the dynamic state of health.
The central nervous system (CNS) uses its lower centres of integration that are responsible for the maintenance of posture and equilibrium. These centres are situated in the medulla and pons, midbrain, cerebellum, and basal ganglia. The reflexes are integrated by these lower centres below the level of consciousness to maintain the posture. This involuntary control depends on the information coming from the proprioceptors, situated in muscles, joints, tendons, and soles.
This Asana energizes the sympathetic nervous system of the body, stimulating the kidney and adrenal areas. There is a squeezing action in this area as the spine arcs, which soaks this area with blood when the Pose is released, maximizing the function of the organs.
Stretching of side muscles of the whole spine from neck to pelvis creates initiation of the internal organs and brings homeostasis around the internal organs.
Autonomic Nervous systems like Respiration, Heartbeat(Cardiac output), Purification (diffusion and perfusion), digestion, peristalsis.
Reproductive organs function like maintaining the strength of the uterus and menstrual cycle in females, production of sperms, and voluntary control of the ejaculation process in males. Enhance the metabolism with the Thyroid gland and pancreas stimulation.
Also known as Intense Dorsal Stretch Pose as it engages the Dorsal muscles of the back. The Dorsal muscles are the largest muscles of the back and are located below the shoulder blades.
This Asana carries the air from the front to the back part of the body to Sushmna Nadi. It kindles gastric fire, reduces obesity, and cures all diseases of men. Helps to regulate blood pressure and improves circulation. Relieves stress and reduces anxiety and fatigue. This Asana tones the abdominal organs and keeps them free from sluggishness.
Dr Shilpa Desai ( PhD, Health Psychologist & Wellness Expert )