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I would like to know your opinion. When someone has prostate cancer sometimes the doctor give him periodic anti-hormonal treatment which means that after the injection the body stops producing semen for some months (4 or 6). Technically its like a castration.

Do you think such a person if they practice yoga can have benefits even if the person stopped producing semen because of the chemical treatment?

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The practice of Yoga with Brahmacharya in thought, word & deed is beneficial to the entire body & mind in course of time without doubt, the above condition included.

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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."

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