Last year, the international community and the United Nations celebrated and declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. Yoga has its origins in ancient India. It is defined as specific physical, mental and spiritual disciplines that are practical to establish a state of permanent inner peace. The Yoga Sutras define the technique in the following way:
yama (universal ethics), niyama (individual ethics), asana (physical postures), pranayama (control of breathing), pratyhara (control of the senses), dharana (mental stability), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (happiness).
The word yoga means union of the personal conscience with the cosmic one. Considering mental health, this union can be seen as a union of thought and affection, as well as mind and body. Since the last three decades, the scientific evidence comes from the scientific literature that yoga is effective in several psychiatric disorders.
Read the full article "The co-relationship between mental health and yoga" that Dr.D. S. Poonia at Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/the-co-relation-between-mental-health-and-yoga-18940/post
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