Yogasanas help to develop strength, flexibility,
will power, good health, and stability and when practised, they give the practitioner
a stable and healthy life.
Yoga practices help man
to strengthen his body and mind and develop positive health.
It enables us to withstand stress by normalizing
the perception of stress, optimizing the reaction to it and
effectively releasing the pent-up stress through various yogic
techniques. Pranayama helps us
to control our breath and through breath control the
mental poise known as samatvam (Samatavam yoga uchyate.
In police trainees, asana training of six months
produces improvement in pulmonary function and
cardiovascular autonomic regulation. A combination of asana and pranayama training for six months
BP and improves the function of liver.
There is also an improvement in autonomic regulation of cardic
function as well as in motor and sensory nerve systems.
Yoga has been included as a compulsory out-door subject for the
recruit police constables and the in-service personnel
during their basic and refresher courses conducted in the
police Training School.