2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Geriatric healthcare through yoga
Author(s): Shiv Jakhar
Geriatrics health is a speciality that focuses on healthcare of elderly people or the declining phase people after midlife. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. India is in a phase of demographic transition. There has been a sharp increase in the number of elderly persons between 1991 to 2001 and it has been projected that by the year 2050, the number of elderly people would rise to about 324 million. Yoga is a spiritual science for the integrated and holistic development of physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our being. Yoga is extremely beneficial for the elderly people. Yoga enhance strength, flexibility and preventing senescence and age-related diseases. In ancient books of Yoga has described enough formulation or Yogic Kriyas that help continue with good health even in old age. It is essential Bro study how Yama, Niyama impacts social, emotional and spiritual health in the aged, how Asana, Pranayama emboldens the body and mind, how Kriyas, Mudras, Bandhas build resilience, strengthen all systems and delay ageing. This paper emphasizes on Geriatric health care through Yoga. Yoga ensures that old age can be e need not only bearable but also pleasurable.
Pages: 2202-2204 | 378 Views 2 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shiv Jakhar. Geriatric healthcare through yoga. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):2202-2204.