Most of the time in life you feel some degrees of ill health and whenever your stress level increases it may weaken the immune system and our body becomes more susceptible to infection.
Our body is made up of five elements-air, water, fire, earth and sky. If any of the disturbance cause to the body it gives way to health problems. Many stresses contribute to development of hypertension, heart diseases, digestive disorders and many other ailments.
Yoga is becoming popular and practiced by many people. Yoga is considered the most powerful way to restore the health. If someone’s have knowledge of five elements of body he/she may understands the law of nature and use to attain greater power, knowledge, wisdom, happiness and health.
The knowledge of the five elements is an essential pre-requisite for more advanced yoga practice because the elements form the world we live in and the structure of our body-mind. All yoga practices should work on these five elements. Knowledge of the elements is also the basis of yoga therapy and of Ayurveda, which is a traditional Indian medicine.
Benefits of yoga
Yoga is perhaps the only form of activity which massages all the internal glands and organs of the body in a thorough manner and including those – such as the prostate that hardly get externally stimulated during our entire lifetime. Yoga affects various body parts. This stimulation and massage of the organs in turn benefits us by keeping away disease and providing a forewarning at the first possible instance of a likely onset of disease or disorder.
Different yoga techniques act upon the various joints of the body including joints that are never really on the radar screen. A person having increased flexibility and strength with yoga can prevent the causes of some types of back pain. Many people who suffer from back pain spend a lot of time sitting at a computer or driving a car. That can cause tightness and spinal compression, which you can begin to address with yoga. Yoga also improves your alignment, both in and out of class, which helps prevent many other types of pain.