IJSRP, Volume 5, Issue 9, September 2015 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Tapas Das, Dr. Sutapa Roy
Metabolic syndrome is now considered as a serious public health problem, rising at an alarming rate in developed and developing countries of the world. It is estimated that 20-25% of the world adult population is suffering from this disorder. People with metabolic syndrome have five times greater risk of developing Type II diabetes. Diabetes is considered as fourth or fifth leading causes of death in the developed world and Cardiovascular Diseases represents the first leading cause of death in the world in men and women. Modern urban diet and physical inactivity are underlying key factor to develop metabolic dysfunction of our body. Yoga, the ancient Vedic science was developed in India for improving spiritual health and wellbeing. In recent times yoga is widely used to improve health and to prevent and cure disorders. Yoga asana or specific posture, pranayama or controlled breathing and dhyana or meditation practice has its own specific and overall benefits. Yoga asana uses various postures to improve physical strength, flexibility, balance, co-ordination and endurance. Hence the present study was undertaken to find out the effect of yoga therapy in metabolic syndrome.