On 11th December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully campaigned for this global day of recognition of the world’s most ancient science. This year the international day of Yoga was celebrated in over 170 countries from Sydney Harbour Bridge to New York Times Square.
Yoga is more than doing poses
Yoga and Meditation are sciences of right living that are incorporated into daily life. They should be daily rituals like brushing your teeth.Yoga and Meditation are popular holistic care treatments in many Complementary and Alternative Medicine therapies, as they cover physical, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual domains which are all tenets of Integrative healthcare.
Yoga was developed as part of the tantric civilisation in India over 10,000 years ago. Tantra is a combination of two words:
Tanoti – means expansion
Trayati – translates to liberation
Health Benefits of Yoga
Yoga and Meditation incorporate holistic care treatments which have been successfully used to relieve asthma, hypertension, arthritis, digestive disorders, backache and various other ailments.
Further attestation to the wonders of Yoga and Meditation comes from a recent Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) research paper published in the Journal of Hypertension which has revealed that a 12-week Yoga therapy program improves various aspects of cardiovascular health.
In this 12- week program, 44 overweight people underwent a holistic care treatment of asanas, pranayama breathing, meditation, lectures, group support, nutrition awareness and individual advice. The participant showed a reduction in:
- Weight loss
- Diastolic pressure
- Systolic pressure
- Fasting plasma glucose levels
- Waist circumference
- Hip circumference
- Waist-Hip Ratio
- Total cholesterol
- Adipocytokines (leptin and IL-6 in pre-hypertensive and hypertensive adults
This study highlights the effectiveness of Yoga and Meditation on improving cardiovascular health in overweight individuals.
The Secret of Yoga
Millions of people taking yoga classes every week. But yoga is so much more! The addition of meditation, breathing exercises, diet are fundamental to good physical and emotional health, but everyone is different and require specific asanas, meditation, pranayama, diet and lifestyle advice that are specific for their constitution. Thus Apple A Day RX has created a specific advice that is suitable for your physical and emotional constitution. This detailed Yoga Wellness Report covers specific:
- Daily lifestyle routine advice
- Detailed dietary advice
- Asanas for your biotype
- Breathing exercises (pranayamas)
- Meditation practices
- Recommended herbs and oils for your biotype
Holistic health focuses on reaching higher levels of wellness and prevention which is reflected by Apple A Day Rx holistic healthcare treatment advice which emphasises that each person is a unique and holistic advice should be specific to each individual’s needs.