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Recent Development in Yoga: A Scientific Perspective

Deepak Kumar Semwal, Ashutosh Chauhan, Satyendra Prasad Mishra, Ruchi Badoni Semwal


In ancient Indian medicinal system, yoga practice is described as the link between the individual and the universe. Yoga and meditation can play an important role in our life because these help in controlling the function of our mind i.e. ego, desire and intellect. Yoga is a well-known physical, mental and spiritual practice since the ancient time and still benefitting people globally. It helps in the expansion from narrow egoistic personality to the all-pervasive, endless and delightful state of reality. The practice includes physical postures, regulated breathing, meditation and relaxation, which is helpful in improving life-style and also in bringing down the prevalence of medical emergencies like psychological, neurological and metabolic disorders. Moreover, it helps people to remain happy and healthy even with many life stresses. The present review focuses on the current status of yoga and meditation in India and overseas in terms of research and development.

Keywords: Complimentary medicine, immune function, international yoga day, mental stress, yoga practice


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Deepak Kumar Semwal, Ashutosh Chauhan, Satyendra Prasad Mishra, et al. Recent Development in Yoga: A Scientific Perspective. Journal of AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. 2016; 5(1): 14–20p.


Complimentary medicine; Immune function; International Yoga day; Mental stress; Yoga practice

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