Medical Science - Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Yoga refers to a group of mental, physical and spiritual practices which originated in ancient India. It is a spiritual science which aims to bring harmony between the mind and body. Physical activities in yoga consist of asanas which are accompanied by breathing exercises. They usually end with a period of relaxation and meditation. Yogic exercises are broadly classified into hath yoga, raja yoga and tantric yoga. Hath yoga focuses primarily on building physical and mental strength using exercises and postures. Practices of yoga also find their roots in various religions such as Buddhism and Jainism. Regular practice of yoga improves medical conditions, lowers stress and promotes relaxation. The topics included in this book on yoga are of utmost significance and bound to provide incredible insights to readers. Some of the diverse topics covered herein address the varied branches that fall under this category. For someone with an interest and eye for detail, this book covers the most significant topics in the field of yoga.