The Effects of Yogic Practices and Physical Exercises on the select Physiological Bio-Chemical and Psychological Variables among Diabetic Patients

  • S R V Ravindran Director of Physical Education, Associate Professor, Sourashtra College, Pasumalai, Madurai
Keywords: Orthodox, Patanjali, Jivatma, paramathma, moksa


Yoga is one of the size orthodox systems of Indian philosophy. It was collated, coordinated and systematized by Patanjali in his classical work, the yoga sutras, which consists of 185 terse aphorisms. In Indian thought, everything is permeated by the supreme universal spirit (paramatma or God) of which the individual human spirit (jivatma) is a part. The system of yoga is called so because it teaches the means, by which the jivatma can be united to, or be in communion with the paramathma, and so secure liberation (moksa).Yoga has also been described as ‘wisdom in work or skilful living amongst activities, harmony and moderation’. “Yoga is not for him who gorges too much, nor for him who starves himself. It is not for him who steps too much, nor for him who stays awake. By moderation in eating and resting, by regulation in working and by concordance in sleeping and waking, yoga destroys all pain and sorrows”.

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