Practising the Yoga - Be careful

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The practising of the Yoga and the attendant Ayurvedic treatments seem to have become the fad in today's stressful times. Numerous Yoga Gurus and Experts are busy teaching the Yoga to millions of people all over the world. But, have you ever wondered is it all safe to practise that is being dished out to you in the name of the Yoga and the Ayurveda?

Do you know that all these individuals claiming to be the Yoga Gurus, Swamis and Experts themselves don't know fully about the Yoga and the Ayurveda? Do you know that the real Yogi is one who possesses and can indeed perform yogic miracles like flying in the air?

Do you know that all others  who teach various physical postures called asanas and breathing techniques called prnaayaamas in the name of the Yoga and claim to be  Yogis are really just experts or masters in the field of asanas and prnaayaamas?

I recall having met a lady, sometime back. She is employed as a staff in a government medical college in India. We got into conversation which gradually shifted to the Yoga. She narrated her own experience of the Yoga.

She told me that she had attended a two months' course of a particular famous Indian Yoga expert in order to overcome some of her physical ailments. She remained OK as long as she was in the Yoga camp. Back to work, she again developed the physical ailments.

Further, she told me that this particular Indian Yoga expert who claims to have millions of followers in India and abroad is a staunch advocate of the Ayurveda and the Yoga. He does not believe in Allopathic medicines. He claims that the Yoga can cure each and every disease on this earth.

But, he himself had to take allopathic treatment to get cured during one of his trips to the America. He styles himself as a Swami and runs a multimillion Ayurveda business empire. Indian media, especially the TV channels are his staunch followers. He is said to be an expert in handling the media.

Now, this lady in question asked me as to why had this particular popular Indian Swami taken allopathic treatment, why had she relapsed once she left his Yoga camp, is the Yoga as a total treatment for ailments ineffective?

Well, she was correct in raising doubts. But, then she probably did not know like millions of other practitioners of the Yoga that the Yoga is not the only and sole remedy for all ailments. It is just one of the many alternative forms of treatment that are available today.

Moreover, the Yoga may not give immediate relief in many cases where the only quick remedy is to take allopathic treatment. The Yoga and the Ayurveda systems have to be followed as a part of the integrated holistic medical treatment.

The yoga in general is a continuous process to be worked upon continuously to get its benefits. It has to be done regularly, since irregularity causes problems only.That's why the lady that I have talked about in this article had fallen ill again after having left the Yoga camp, since she had stopped practising the asanas and breathing techniques in view of her shifting priorities and problematic daily routine . Also, it has to be practiced under the competent guidance of the really knowledgeable Yoga master.

Not all the Asanas and the breathing techniques suit to each and every one. Only a few are aware that one may have hypertension and even a heart attack if one tries to retain breath for a duration beyond the comfort zone of one's physical body.

It may also lead to arousal of unhealthy level of sexual drive if not done properly. By now, its quite well known that the breathing technique called Kapaal Bhaatee Kreyaa and some of the asanas can lead to malfunctioning  of the spinal chord if it is overdone or if it is done by people having weak bones.

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