Role of Yoga Props in Beginner and Old-Aged Yoga Practitioners

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Moirangthem Mangalsana Singh, Lolita Ghosh, Saugata Sarkar


 In the last few decades, the number of people practicing yoga has grown exponentially. In 1978, the World Health Organization formally started promoting yoga in developing countries with the recognition its advantages to the human race. Yoga has been done all over the world by both young and old-aged people in an effort to live healthy lives. Living with a physically inactive lifestyle increases the risk factor of developing a variety of illnesses, including arthritis, diabetes, cancer, respiratory problems, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Physical activities and healthy foods help our body to maintain healthy and assist in preventing such unwanted diseases. Yoga asanas practiced is the one of the best physical activities as well as mental awareness to keep our body healthy. Beginners and old-aged people who did yoga faced difficulties, discomfort, and pain. Beginners' bodies are stiff, less flexible, and unable to control their breathing and their body's balance. Old-Aged also have changed all physical, physiological, and psychological pattern of body with the making of weak of all body functions. In those people, practising yoga alone or without any assistance or support could result in unwanted pains and injuries. Yoga props are used to lessen, eliminate those unwanted pains or injuries and to increase the quality of practice. Yoga props allow to get closer to the goal of yoga practice by strengthening, balancing and flexibility our body.

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