Breathing plays an important part in yoga. According to yoga philosophy breath embodies the individual’s prana, or life force. Various yoga exercises can be practised to develop different levels of breathing. Yoga teachers believe that anyone with patience and perseverance can benefit from taking up yoga. It has been used to help people who suffer from tension both physical and psychological tensions are often expressed in tense muscles, which may remain concentrated in a state a spasm. Consciously stretching and releasing the muscles enables the mind to let go of the worries and stresses, which originally brought about the muscle spasm.
Yoga is especially useful for people whose problems result from a sedentary lifestyle. It also helps to keep the joints of the arms and legs healthy.
For difficult health problems you should make sure to consult a skilled yoga therapist. Your doctor may be able to recommend a therapist.