Role of yoga in enhancing the efficacy of vara asanadi kasayam in the management of sthaulya
Mani Bharathi K
Suryanamaskar means salutations to the sun has twelve step of asana, suryanamaskara is a complete sadhana,spiritual practice, in itself for it includes asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation techniques (1). It increases Ayu (Longevity) Prajna (Intellect), balam (Strength of body and mind) and veerya (Potency). Today the problem of obesity is increasing among childhood and middle age people. The aim of this study was to observe the effect of Diet and life style modification, surya namsakar, and vara asanadi kasayam (VAK) on sthaulya (Obesity). 120 persons from Northern Tamilnadu having average age of 25 to 50 with BMI ranges from 30 to 35 participated as subjects. All of them were in normal healthy condition without secondary obesity. The literature mentions weight loss due to regular practice of ahara (diet), vihara (Whole some life style), and aushadha (Drugs).
The experimental study revealed that a regular practice of surya namaskar and intake of vara asanadi kasayam for 90 days significantly reduced the weight of 30 sthaulya persons of the experimental group, this research confirms the same, there by it proves the role of yoga (Suryanamaskar) in enhancing the efficacy of vara asanai kasayam in the management of sthaulya.