Yoga for AIDS
AIDS in today’s world is a serious threat that if not confined it will engulf the entire human race. When a person is made aware of this condition he shall experience fear, hopelessness, anxiety, loneliness, and depression. Yoga can greatly help in handling and counseling this stress. So as a result when practiced regularly it helps in not only to cope up with stress and building up inner strength bringing about self awareness through meditation.
Yoga comprises of three parts as exercise, breathing and meditation. In yogic postures these are simple movements that stretch and strengthen the nervous system and various major muscle groups; improving the circulation so that the brain and all the vital organs receive fresh blood and nutrients and even press the glands to stimulate the hormonal system. A regular daily practicing of yoga the energy levels and the feelings of well being are increased.
In such situations breathing exercises are the best tools for coping up with the stress and anxiety. During these yogic practices an individual must concentrate simply on the sounds of breathe, it eventually increases concentration, will power, and the ability to reduce down harmful toxins in the body. Breathing techniques even provide strength to the respiratory muscles improving the vital capacity of the lungs.
Relaxation teaches its practitioner to be much more aware of his body so as he can release out the muscular tension as well as the pain and stiffness. Complete relaxation always precedes meditation. This provides a great deal of physical as well of mental strength. When practiced regularly meditation helps an individual to realize that non parts of his body are diseased or ill. So yoga gives a deeper connection of ones physical body with the eternal soul.
Since the aim of yoga is to help an individual to perform breathing exercises, postures, stretching exercises and meditations based on ayurvedic medicine and philosophy and religion. The aim of yoga is to balance the body’s Chakra’s or Energy centers. Therefore aiding in detoxification, strengthening of particular organ, improving the stamina, and decreasing the chronic fatigue.
Various poses for AIDS in yoga are:
- Handstand or the Adho Mukha asana
- Peacock pose or the Pinca Mayurasana
- Supported downwards dog or the Adho Mukha Svanasana
- Headstand or the Sirasana
- Supported bridge pose or the Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
- Simple cross legs pose or the Sukhasana
- Supported plough pose or the Ardha Halasana
- Relaxation pose or the Savasana
- Supported head/knee forward bends or the Janu Sirasana
Therefore when these asanas are practiced regularly in yoga they help in improvement of immune system increasing immunity.