Yoga is a sanskrit word derived from yujyate and it denotes the union of person to that of supreme power, the God. It has been said that Samatvam Yog muchyate; means, union of soul to God and to achieve oneness. However, applied aspects of Yoga includes different exercises (Asana) and respiratory controls (Pranayam). Yoga has 8 limbs and these above mentioned two aspects are among them.
What are 8 limbs?
These two initial limbs are related to external and internal purification of body and after adopting these things the 3rd and 4th limbs are practised.
3. Asanas - The different postures of the body. In fact, it is the most practised part of Yoga, but it is a fraction of entire Yoga. These yogic exercises keep body in shape and relaxes the mind of the individual.
4. Pranayam - Means holding the breath and breathing exercises. It helps in maintaining the perfusion of blood with oxygen and keep health of lungs and hearts.
These above 4 limbs are also known as external Yoga. The rest 4 are internal yoga limbs in which mind is involved. The meditation results in control of mind.
5. Pratyahar: To control the senses.
6- Dharana: Going towards meditation process.
7. Dhyan - A state of meditation.
8. Samadhi - A state of complete meditation. In this stage, the metabolism is reduced up to lowest level. Man can servive without eating and drinking for months. However, it is not possible by ordinary human beings.
Prevention of diseases by Yoga:
Give 10 minutes a day and keep yourself disease free.
What to do?
Pranayam for 5 minutes
Bhujangasana for 5 minutes
Vajrasan after taking meal.