Health is a dynamic expression of life- in terms of our enthusiasm, love and joy. It is not just the absence of disease.
Our health is our responsibility. To live a healthy life, it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle.
The art and science of Yoga that has been a part of our ancient Indian culture is the best lifestyle that one can adopt.
Yoga places great importance on holistic living. The main components of Yogic Lifestyle are:
- Healthy activities
- Healthy thoughts
- Healthy food
- Healthy recreation
- Healthy relationships
Following these along with other principles of Yoga, one can prevent diseases that are yet to come (" Heyam Dukkham Anagatam " - Patanjali Yoga Sutra).
It also helps manage most diseases that have already manifested and is especially effective in those of psychosomatic origin.
Yoga identifies that the mind ( Adhi ) influences the body to create disease ( Vyadhi ) . Thus, Psycho-somatic diseases need somato-psychic management
For management of obesity- a lifestyle disorder of psychosomatic origin, and its allied diseases, the applicatory aspect of Yoga i.e. Yoga Therapy is of great use.
Apart from the lifestyle modification, Yoga techniques are designed to burn up the excess calories and redistribute body fat in a healthy manner.
It also helps correct the numerous psychological conditions that may be causing the excessive weight gain such as stress, depression.
Yoga is generally safe, simple to learn and can be practiced by even ill, elderly or disabled individuals. Yoga is for all!
The Personal Point process of weight management incorporates this Yogic approach to handle this epidemic and chronic disease of obesity.