In the conflict-torn world of today, most of us are under constant strain caused by insecurity, uncertainty, disappointment, hurry and worry. When this strain assumes unmanageable proportions it gives rise to some psycho-somatic disorders such as hypertension, insomnia, acidity, rheumatoid arthritis, gastrie ulcer, and so on. Drug treatment for these disorders is effective only temporarily.
Moreover, the drugs have undesirable side-effects. Yoga techniques like asanas, pranayama and meditation are based on the principle that the body acts on the mind and vice-versa. So these techniques should be naturally and ideally suited to the treatment of psychosomatic disorders which are very much on the increase in the world of today. The present study was undertaken to test this supposition experimentally in respect of the disorder.
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Article was first published in Yoga-Mimamsa. YM, the quarterly publication of Kaivalyadhama (www.kdham.com), is the oldest (since 1924) peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary research journal on yoga.Yoga Mīmāṃsā (YM), the quarterly publication of Kaivalyadhama (www.kdham.com), is the oldest (since 1924) peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary research journal on yoga. Visit their site www.kdham.com
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