It is very important to understanding the importance of yoga as medicine as yoga is defined as a strong medicine but it is slow medicine. 

Don’t expect overnight cures with yoga as yoga works swiftly (though for many people it does start to yield benefits right away). 

One major and comparable difference between yoga and many other approaches to healing is that yoga as medicine builds mind and body immunity itself, becoming more effective over time. 

This is not true of most drugs or of surgery, which often gradually diminishes in effectiveness. In this sense yoga is defined as something like learning to play a musical instrument: the longer you stick with the process and the more you practice, the better you get and the more you will get out of it. 

A corollary fact to this is that yoga, by and large, is not the proper treatment for acute and severe problems like broken bones, overwhelming infections, or surgical emergencies. 

These are best cared for in a conventional medical setting, and indeed the treatment of such acute problems is allopathic medicine’s strength.

Understanding yoga 

Understanding the importance of yoga as medicine
Yoga as medicine 

Yoga is defined as a series of practices that allow you to easily and steadily gain discipline, strength, and self-control while cultivating mind relaxation, awareness, and strong immunity.

 While it wasn’t originally invented to improve the health or to facilitate and fasten up recovery from serious illness—it was and still is the best mind and body care technique for those who choose to use it that way.

The presence of Yoga as Medicine in divine
India’s culture is among one of the oldest in the world, and yoga is a gift it has handed down to us. 

Yoga existence

According to scholars, yoga may date back to the seventh millennium B.C.E., though no one knows for sure how old it is. 

Yoga first came and got reknowned to the United States when Swami Vivekananda, a Hindu monk, gave a riveting address and teachings about yoga and the unity of purpose of different religions as part of the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Yoga as medicine is a boon for all.

Yoga exercises 

There are varied types of yoga exercises definded as yoga tool for the benefits of mind and body. Here we give you some of them which are easy.

Pranayama yoga : Breathing exercises. These include a wide and positive variety of practices that can either energize or relax you. Its best form of yoga as medicine.

Pranayama practices can easily quiet the mind, calm our nervous system, and set the stage for pure meditation. 

Here’s an exercise called Bhramari (BRA-mar-ee). The literal meaning of the word Bhramari, according to the Tantric teaching  is “the sound of the bees.” 

According to the very effective hatha Yoga Pradipika, a classic Tantric text and the earliest known work on hatha yoga, as a result of this practice “the mind becomes free of stress and absorbed in bliss.”

Sit on the floor in a cross-legged position, with your spine straight. If you prefer you can also easily and comfortably sit up straight in a chair. 

Close your eyes and take a few very slow, deep easy breaths. Then, after a full inhalation, begin making a gentle buzzing "OM" sound as you slowly exhale. 

The sound should come from as low in the throat as possible and should be soothing. 

As you’re exhaling, feel the gentle vibration of the sound rising out of the back of your throat, through the interior of mouth and up to the brain itself. 

Gradually allow your attention to become completely absorbed in the sound of the "OM" vibration. 

As the bombardment of thoughts come up, relax easily and more deeply into the sound. 

When you run out of air, inhale slowly and deeply. Repeat the cycle. If you feel short of breath at any time, return to regular breathing until you are breathing very normally again. 

You can then resume the practice. If you’re comfortable doing so with ease, you can gradually increase the length of your cosmic exhalation. 

Continue the practice for one to five minutes as this will help clear your mind.

Other set of yogic tools 

 Chanting of Mantra
Diet plan 
Yogic Seals and Gestures (Mudra)
Yogic Herbs
Energetic Locks (Bandha)
Direction of Gaze (Drishti)
Props, like blankets, mats, and blocks usage 
Geometric Designs (Yantra)
Hands-On Adjustments and Assists like Surya namaskar 
Cleansing yoga exercises (Kriya)
Selfless Service (Karma Yoga)
Yoga Philosophy (Jnana Yoga)
Devotional Practices (Bhakti Yoga)
Intention (Sankalpa)
Devlopment of faith

All together, there are variations of hundreds of different yoga tools. Indeed, there are also hundreds of different types of asanas alone. 

The various set of tools have different effects and can be combined in a limitless number of ways. 

Different styles of yoga and different teaching styles of teachers vary in which yoga set tools they use, how they teach them, and how they combine the different tools for optimum results.

Benifits of yoga as medicine 

Yoga benifits are immense. Yoga as medicine works on your mental, physical and spiritual development and hence it is best for mind and body care.

Yoag as medicine helps cure below problems :

1) Alcoholism and Other drug problems 
2) Mental Retardation and mental illness 
3) Drug abuse 
4) Migraine and Tension Headaches
5) Anxiety and depression 
6) Multiple Sclerosis
7) Asthma
8) Neuroses (e.g., Phobias)
9) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
10) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
11) Disorder
12) Osteoarthritis
13) Cancer risk 
(Degenerative Arthritis)
14) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
15) Osteoporosis problems 
16) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
17) Body Pain (Chronic) 
(e.g., Emphysema)
Pancreatitis (Chronic)
18) Congestive Heart Failure
Pleural Effusion (Fluid Collection in
the Lining of the Lung)
19) Diabetes
20) Post Heart Attack Rehabilitation
21) Drug Withdrawal
22) Postoperative Recovery
23) Eating Disorders
24) Post-Polio Syndrome
25) Epilepsy
26) Pregnancy (Both Normal and 
27) Fibromyalgia
28) Heart Disease
29)Rheumatoid Arthritis
30) High Blood Pressure problems 
31) Rhinitis (Inflammation of the Nose)
32) HIV/AIDS problems 
33) Schizophrenia
34) infertility issues 
35) Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine)
36) Insomnia (sleep disorders)

These are issues and health problems which can be easily avoided by applying yoga practice in daily routine and taking yoga as medicine daily.

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