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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

( An ISO 9001:2015 Certified International Journal )

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

CONCEPT OF VYAYAMA AS A ‘DRUG’- AN AYURVEDIC AND MODERN VIEW

Dr. Indu P. P.*

ABSTRACT

Ayurveda, the science of life (Ayu) has clearly defined the importance of Vyayama in life. The Ritucarya and Dianacarya chapters of classic ayurvda literature explain the enlightened role of vyayama to achieve swasthya which is a pathway to attain Dhirghayu. Vyayama, mentioned as a daily regimen (Dianacary), its seasonal modifications (Ritucarya), indication and contra indication (yogya and ayogya), duration (matra), benefits (guna and samyak lakhsana), preventive and therapeutic roles in different diseases are precisely defined in Ayurveda literature. In Modern science different researches have been done in the field of physiological, psychological, preventive and therapeutic aspects of physical exercise.

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