‘EVIDENCE BASED EFFECTS OF HATHA YOGA PRACTICES ON DIFFERENT SYSTEMS‘ – “Evidence based benefits of yoga practices Joint and Bones”: –
- Yoga-program shows therapeutic benefits in osteoarthritis [Cheunge C, 2014, BMC Complement Altern Med, 18; 14:160].
- Complementary therapies (tai chi, acupuncture, yoga, and massage therapy) can reduce pain and improve function in adults with OA [Shengelia R, 2013, Pain Manag Nurs, 14(4): e274-88].
- Jyengar Yoga along with conventional therapy provides better results in chronic unilateral osteoarthritis in terms of pain and functional disability [Nambi GS, 2013, Int J Yoga, 6(2):123-7].
- ‘Yoga’ can beneficial in the management of rheumatologic diseases, especially osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and hand, and rheumatoid arthritis [Uhlig T, 2012, Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol, 26(3):387-98].
- Yoga improves range of motion in shoulder abduction, horizontal shoulder extension, lumbar spine flexion, hip flexion, hip extension, and knee flexion [Goncalves LC, 2011, Arch Gerontol Geriatr, 53(2):158-62].
- Yoga shows greater improvement in osteoarthritis of the hands and carpal tunnel syndrome in pain [Garfinkel M, 2000, Rheum Dis Clin North Am, 26(1):125-32].
- 8 weeks yoga program was effective in providing relief in hand OA [Garfinkel MS, 1994, J Rheumatol, 21(12):2341-3].
- ‘Yoga-postures’ can contribute to extreme strain on spines with the
boneloss [Sinak M, 2013, Pain Pract, 13(1):68-75].
- In OA knee patients, the integrated approach of yoga therapy as an adjunct to percutaneous electrical stimulation and ultrasound treatment is best compared to medical practices to reduce pain, morning stiffness. [Ebnezar J, 2012, Int J Yoga, 5(1):28-36].
- Hand yoga therapy is better than therapeutic exercise to treat pain in transcutaneous electrical stimulation and ultrasound treatment, range of knee flexibility, walking time, trendiness, swelling, crepitus, and knee disability in patients with OA knee. [Ebnezar J, 2012, J Altern Complement Med, 18(5):463-72].
- Weight-bearing yoga training positively impacted bone by slowing bone regeneration which was a very necessary indicator for human health as it reduced the risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. [Phoosuwan M, 2009, J Med Assoc Thai, 92 Supp15: S102-8].
“EVIDENCE-BASED EFFECTS OF HATHA YOGA PRACTICES ON DIFFERENT SYSTEMS”
The meaning of Hatha Yoga is to be understood by the general public to be forced, that is, to be done against the power of the body, but this is not right. Hatha Yoga means – ‘Ha’ and ‘Tha’ are made up of two letters. In this, ‘Ha’ means sun or Pingala Nadi, ‘Tha’ has taken the meaning of Chandra Swara or Eda Nadi. The meeting of this sun and moon Swara is called ‘Hatha Yoga’. Due to which the Kundalini Shakti, sleeping in the base, is awakened and enters Sushmanna and starts walking upwards. And reaching the Brahmarandhra penetrating the six cycles, one attains oneness with Brahm. This is the union of the soul and the divine plane, with this union, the ignorance of the seeker is destroyed and knowledge emerges. Suffering is extremely self-fulfilling. Therefore the state of this union is called Yoga. This is the real meaning of Hatha Yoga.
The goal of hatha yoga is to subdue the body, mind, and soul. Because spiritual benefit cannot be achieved without cultivating body and mind.
To achieve this union in Hatha Yoga, shetkarma asana, pranayama, mudra, pratyahara, nadanusandhan, etc. are described. The Hatha Yoga Pradipika mainly describes four organs. Which is as follows (1.) Asana (2.) Pranayama (3.) Mudra (4.) Nadanusandhana.