- Rishi Dharmachandra (Under the Guidance of Rishi Dharmajyoti)
All postures work on all systems of the body, so let us see some important systems and how they are affected by practice of asanas.
Provides nutrients to all the cells in the body, energy to all the parts of the body, so functioning of the digestive is important from nutrients point of view.
Many asanas for example, various Forward Bends, backward bends, various Spinal Twists, inverted poses strengthen the digestive organs and muscles which support the organs.
Natural health of digestive system is maintained with process of efficient breathing – movement of diaphragm and abdominal muscles, as this movement give a gentle massage to these important digestive organs like liver, pancreas, spleen, and ensuring proper blood flow and removing waste products effectively.
Supplies the blood with nutrients and oxygen to all the cells in the body.
Many poses or postures have positive effects for Example: Inverted postures – head stand, shoulder stand, wheel, plough, viparit karani drain the impure blood from various parts of the body and fresh blood is supplied which improves the health of these organs. Forward bends, backward bends, twists also help improve the health of the system.
Incresed Efficiency of blood circulatory system due to asanas can help varicose veins, inefficient peristalsis, valves in veins not functioning, heart, menstruation problems and problems related to impotency.
All the poses that exercise the respiratory muscles: Danurasana etc.
A healthy respiratory system requires three things:
In order to strengthen the system many asanas like Peacock Pose and Shalabhasana (Locust pose) expand the chest to the full extent which helps in strengthening the lungs.
Asanas – Swami Kuvalayananda (Kaivalyadham, Lonavala, Mumbai)
Asanas – Rishi Dharmajyoti (Yogacharya Vishwas Mandlik)
Physiology of Yogic practices – Dr.Makarand Gore (Kaivalyadham, Lonavala, Mumbai)
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