A REVIEW ON YOGASANA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO METABOLIC SYNDROME
Keywords:Metabolic Syndrome, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, Yoga, Yogasana
Metabolic Syndrome (MS) is a cluster of four metabolic disorders that are abdominal obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia. The pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome leads to insulin resistance, atherogenic dyslipidemia, hypertension, impaired glycemia, pro-inflammatory state or endothelial dysfunction, pro-thrombotic state, abnormal fat metabolism, fatty liver and abnormal ovarian androgen secretion. MS is going to become epidemic in most of the developed countries. Management options are only limited to the hypoglycemics, hypolipidimics and antihypertensive causing undue chemical and economical burden to the body. Diabetologist and endocrinologist are now working for the safe, effective, low cost and natural therapeutic measures. “Yoga” which is an ancient health and spiritual science of India gives better alternative to modern therapeutic measures. Yoga exerts positive and long-term effect on MS also it delays and prevent the disease progress; however, this effects of yoga therapy in MS management remain unclear and a matter of debate and research. This article offers a scientific review on positive effect of different Yogasana in Metabolic Syndrome (MS).
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