Terrific Taraweeh

Muslims perform prayers throughout the year and Taraweeh in Ramadhaan. This results in moderate physical exercise to every muscle in the body.
Muslims derive therapeutic and spiritual benefits starting from Wudhu to the physical movements in prayer (Salaah). Some muscles contract isometrically (same length) and some isotonically (same tension).
The energy needed for this is met by a process called glycogenolysis: The muscle metabolism rate increases during Salat, resulting in a relative deficiency of oxygen and muscle nutrients. In turn this causes vasodilation - an increase in the calibre of blood vessels - thus allowing blood to flow easily back to the heart. The temporarily increased load on the heart strengthens its muscle and improves its circulation.
In Ramadhaan, after breaking fast, blood glucose level continue to rise from food ingested. Just before Iftaar meals, blood glucose and insulin levels are at their lowest. After an hour or so after Iftaar, blood glucose and plasma insulin begin to rise and blood sugar reaches high levels, and the benefits of Taraweeh, read around this time, come into effect. The circulating glucose is metabolised into carbon dioxide and water during Taraweeh.
Hence Taraweeh helps in expending the extra calories and improve flexibility, coordination, reduce stress-related autonomic responses in healthy persons, and relieve anxiety and depression.


Newer Post Older Post Home