Yoga firmly establishes that the disease start in mind a long time before its manifestation is seen on the body. Somewhere deep inside are the roots of the disease in the form of suppression of negative emotions like anger, jealousy, hatred. These emotions lie buried in the subconscious and unconscious mind, keep on simmering like the lava of a volcano. As the process continues for many years they start affecting the different systems of body e.g. digestion, respiration, nervous system, endocrine system. This starts a process of imbalance inside, in the functioning of body. If the process is not checked in time disease manifest.
“Yoga is the therapeutic science which has to be prescribed practically and scientifically just like any medicine.”
The disease management in Yoga starts very simply through a series of Pawanmukta Asanas Part I which must be learnt from a trained Yoga teacher who has deep understanding of basic principles of Yoga. When this simple series of Asanas are practised with full awareness of breath under the eagle eye of a devoted teacher the effect is miraculous both physically and mentally. Instant mental relaxation sets the patient at ease, renders him cheerful hopeful and happier.
Patience and sincerity are two other important milestones in the management of disease. As Yogic practices start acting at the subconscious level, their effect is not visible to the naked eye within a short span of time. It is exactly like only a scientist can see the bacteria and virus under a microscope. But as one keeps on practicing with sincerity, the improvement becomes apparent and the discipline starts from inside e.g. a diabetics patient told me that 6 months after joining the Yoga class, she was able to control her craving for Chocolates and sweets. Somehow a person comes to terms with oneself and takes command of ones own life by choosing the better and healthier options in lifestyle. As the mind is purged of negativity it becomes cheerful happy and calm.
Gradually Yoga teacher lays more and more emphasis on the practices of Pranayama which deeply relax the mind as well as abate tension, worry and anxiety. Simple practises like Yognidra, Antarmouna also uproot the deep complexes and take them out exactly like a gardener cleans the roots of weeds. As in a garden, when a soil is devoid of weeds, properly aired, smoothened and made rich by manure, similarly as mind becomes pure and clean. A person’s true personality blooms like a flower.