Yog has been rooted deep inside the Indian philosophy by those who have ever tried to establish peace between the mind and body. It has been modernized to yoga which involves various physical exercises along with breathing exercises, done to keep one fit and young for years. Yoga paints a cultural inscription for India which helps it connect with the rest of the world.
Mind and body
Yoga indulges the human body into deep meditative states and stretchable postures that align the likes of mind and body to be focused on the inner self. It provides an affirmation to the soul that yes, a realistic and healthy connection is being built through these basic movements. Advanced yoga practitioners like Swami Sivananda who has been young and alive since 125 years, has deemed yoga as a key to long and healthy life. This health comes from the combination of a calm mind and sound body which all forms of yog provide over longer periods of time.
Natural medicine to all ailments:
A recent study by Harvard suggests that yoga has its benefits beyond the mats and can help keep diseases at bay.
- It helps with the sleep cycle by making body relaxed and enjoy deep sleep
- It helps with allergies and breathing problems.
- It helps with problems related to body/joint pains and arthritis
- It helps to regulate hormones and keeps the mood brighter
- It definitely helps with balance, flexibility and fitness.
It is also better than going to the gym as doing a couple of yoga poses at home is more sustainable and beneficial for the body in the longer run.
Importance in india
Thriving since 5000 years, sage Patanajli and the saptarishis made sure that this multifaceted gem is passed onto generations and generations. India celebrates 21st June every year as yoga day and conducts a grand programme to immerse people from all over the world into the wonders of yoga.
Just asanas and key to wellbeing?
When we talk about yoga as a practice, it is often assumed as the body in action in twisted asanas trying to achieve a fit life but it is more than that. It is a way of being, a way to connect with the world on higher levels and then connecting with oneself. It instigates a process of self- actualization and raises the spirit to a higher dimension. All of these combined make yoga a charismatic experience which everyone should practice at least for sometime in their lives.