This paper was presented at the
National Seminar on
Indian Psychology: Theories and Models

SVYASA, Bangalore,
December 26 - 28, 2007


Advantages of Yoga

Supriya & Vijendra Sahai — A.N.D. College, Kanpur.


The quest for happiness has led people to seek alternative methods of healing that can bring peace of mind. Yoga has many advantages over other methods of maintaining health. Yoga has something very valuable and useful to offer to everyone. It is often described as the best form of health insurance for all. Two main advantages of yoga are (i) prevention of disorders and ailments and (ii) maintenance of health and fitness of daily life. Yoga gives strength to the weak and health to the sick. It brings our emotions under control. Other advantages include flexible muscles, supple-joints and tension-free mind. Heart, lungs, endocrine glands, liver, pancreas and the brain work efficiently. One enjoys good appetite, good digestion, cheerfulness and a balance between various functions.