Importance of Yoga during Adolescence Period

Authors

  • Renukaraj Y. Nagammanavar1, Deelip. S. Natekar2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.10991

Keywords:

Yoga, Physical and Mental Health, Adolescents, Body and mind, Asanas, Pranayama, Mantra

Abstract

Mental health problems affect one in every five young people at any given time, says Cornell university of
New York. Since to face all the problems such as: strain, tension, depression, anxiety and more our intellectual
level adolescents are targeted first. Yoga in its original sense was devised as a method of spiritual awakening
but of late it is being accepted as a science of health. Currently yoga is being taken as a therapeutical agent
for health. It not only prevents and cures the disease but also helps in maintenance of positive health. Yoga
lays great emphasis on strengthening inherent defensive mechanisms of human body and mind rather than
attaching and eradicating individual offending factor. It develops immunity and resistance in human body
and helps the body and mind in attaining homeostatic balance. The strengthening of defense mechanism and
harmony between mind and body prevents onset of disease. The aim of yoga therefore is also the attainment
of physical, mental, social and spiritual health1.

Author Biography

Renukaraj Y. Nagammanavar1, Deelip. S. Natekar2

1Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, B.V.V.Sangha’s Sajjalashree Institute of Nursing
Sciences Navanagar Bagalkot, 2Principal and H O D Department of Community Health Nursing, B.V.V.Sangha’s
Sajjalashree Institute of Nursing Sciences Navanagar Bagalkot

Published

2020-09-11

How to Cite

Renukaraj Y. Nagammanavar1, Deelip. S. Natekar2. (2020). Importance of Yoga during Adolescence Period. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(9), 84-88. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i9.10991