Yoga and acupuncture points
yoga effects on the body and the spirit
Yoga postures (āsanas) and breath work (prānāyāma) were originally practiced to improve the physical health and to clear the mind in order to prepare for meditation and live the state of inner peace.
Indian practice of Hatha yoga focuses on developing the breath control (prānāyāma) and the stability of postures (āsanas) that can be linked into sequences.
Work on the breath (prānāyāma) allows the concentration development by decreasing the mental dispersion, and when a sufficient basis of meditation was established, the body and spirit receive a new vigor and vitality by drawing on the energy of prānā (Qi, Ki). It also promotes the ability to withstand stress by awareness of the irregular rhythm of the breath, to bring it back to a slower pace.
Yoga postures and breath work :
These postures also help to stimulate the organs via the nervous systeme consists of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
The brain communicates with the body through the nerves, which are intimately related to the spine, and transmit nerve impulses to all areas of the body such as muscles, skin, joints and internal organs.
This explains why a blocked vertebra can affect nerve function and thus the functioning of various tissues and organs of our body.