World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
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Abstract

AYURVEDIC APPROACH TOWARDS OBESITY – A REVIEW ARTICLE

Dr. Gupta Twinkle and Dr. Mahajan Deepika*

ABSTRACT

Obesity is common lifestyle disorder in this era. Obesity specifically refers to an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat or adipose tissue in relation to lean body mass. Obesity results from an energy imbalance that involves eating too many calories and not getting enough physical activity. Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reser.ve, stored in the fatty tissues of the body, is increased to a point where it is associated with certain health conditions or increased mortality obesity (Sthaulya) is the most common metabolic disorder in affluent societies caused by excessive eating, lack of exercise and is a direct result of the modernization combined with lifestyle changes. Acharya Charaka has included Atisthool in eight varieties of impediments, which are designated as 'AsthaNindita Purusha'. He categorizes this problem under Santarpanajanita Vyadhi. Pranayama is very important technique in yoga which is control and extension of Prana or Vital energy or Life force. Pranayama helps in management of this energy. These Pranayama techniques increase the lung capacity and help burning fats. Regular practice of Pranayama brings balance in the system in terms of Physical and Mental functions.

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