Effects of yoga on chronic pain

PAIN
Pain is the natural process to indicate the body about an unnatural or unusual happening; it could be physical or mental pain. Depending on the one’s own ability to overcome the pain, the severity scale may get varied. More-than the physical strength, it is crucial to have mental stability in order to handle the pain effectively.

YOGA AS THE SOURCE OF PAIN RELIEF :
Among the various methods of handling the pain , one efficient way could be YOGA. Yoga is a form of an activity which combines exercise, breathing and meditation, in order to stabilize the mind and the body. Properly practiced yoga would help to relieve pain from chronic health conditions like myalgia, lower back pain, migraine, arthritis, prolonged stress, obesity, hypertension etc.

HOW YOGA IS PRACTICED?
Yoga is practiced under three sections, wherein all the sections should be covered in one sitting to get the desired results. It starts with stretch exercises where the bodily muscles get activated. This helps to improve the flexibility of the bones and muscles. This is followed by breathing exercises, which is the vital component of yoga. This helps to rejuvenate the body and relax the mind. Finally it is ended with meditation, wherein immense focus and moral strength is improved. These postures could be modified according to the physical illness of the patients. The total duration of yoga could be varied from 15 mins to 1 hour or even more according to the individual comfort. On the same way, the total sittings per day shall also be determined. But it is significantly important to practice yoga on the empty stomach, in order to make effective movements.

HOW YOGA RELIEVES CHRONIC PAIN ?
Chronic pain is the factor which stimulates depression and anxiety. This in-turn will bring about behavioral modifications and emotional disturbances. By practicing yoga, a balance between the mind and the body have occur, which helps to stabilize the system. According to the researchers studies, the changes in the endocrine system has also been noticed which are in the extend support to this ancient practice.

CONCLUSION :
To conclude, even-though there are various methods available to overcome pain, yoga is one of the best way to choose with, for its own beneficial effects which are strong and effective.

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