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Yoga (alternative medicine)
Yoga is a healing system of theory and practice, its a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation, practiced for over 5,000 years.
Health &Medicine
• Alternative Medicine
• Pain Control
• Diseases and Conditions
Mind & Brain
• Spirituality
• Caregiving
• Disorders and Syndromes
A survey released in May 2004by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine focused on who used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), what was used, and why it was used in the United States by adultsage 18 years and over during 2002.
According to this survey, Yoga was the 5th most commonly used CAM therapy (2.8%) in the United States during 2002.
Yoga is considered a mind-body intervention thatis used to reduce the health effects of generalized stress.
Yoga is believed to calm the nervous system and balance the body, mind, and spirit.
It is thought by its practitioners to prevent specificdiseases and maladies by keeping the energy meridians open and life energy (Prana) flowing.
Yoga is usually performed in classes, sessions are conducted at least once a week and for approximately 45minutes.
Yoga has been used to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve coordination, flexibility, concentration, sleep, and digestion.
Hatha yoga
Hatha yoga is also known as Hatha vidya.It is a particular system of Yoga propagated by Swami Swatmarama, a yogic sage of the 15th century in India.
It is part of the Hindu traditions of Yoga and Tantra.
Alpha wave
Alpha waves areelectromagnetic oscillations in the frequency range of 8-12 Hz arising from synchronous and coherent (in phase / constructive) electrical activity of large groups of neurons in the human brain.
EEGBiofeedback Training (often called neurotherapy or neurofeedback) is a learning strategy that enables persons to alter their brain waves by getting a feedback of their present state.
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