‘Kundalini’ or the life force of the human body situated at the base of the spine is elevated to achieve the true sense of yoga through a series of physical and mental exercises. Yoga in the physical sense comprises of various ‘Asanas’ or postures that help to keep the body healthy whereas the mental methods comprise of breathing exercises and meditation called ‘Pranayama and ‘dhyana’ to train and discipline the mind.

Yoga is setting a discipline for the mind and the body to achieve a healthy body and mind. According to the Bhagavad Gita, yoga is the union with the self. When the mind and body get disciplined together to be free from all desires and is absorbed in the self alone. Yoga aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. It works to promote a balance between the physical, mental and spiritual being of a man.

Yoga exercise recharges the human body with Astral and cosmic energy to
• Getting a perfect equilibrium and harmony
• Promote self-healing
• Eradicate negative blocks from the mind and toxins from the body
• Increases personal power
• Enhances self-awareness
• Helps in attaining concentration and attention and brings focus especially in children
• Decreases tension and stress of the physical body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system

By practising yoga on a regular basis a person can feel energized, rejuvenated and regenerated thoroughly. Yoga allows a person to get the powers to control the body and the mind.

Yoga comes with a lot of physical and spiritual benefits. As we know it helps us to achieve a peaceful body and mind. It also helps us to manage our stress levels and anxiety and keep us relaxed. This, in turn, results in avoiding many diseases to the physical body. Heart problems, diabetes, obesity, acne are some problems that occur because of stress but can be managed by practising yoga religiously.

Yoga may look like just stretching and performing ‘aasanas’ but it helps to build physical strength, brings flexibility to the body and confidence to the mind. Weight loss, stress relief, improved immunity and a healthy lifestyle are a few boons that practising yoga provides to us.

In 2014 it was suggested by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United Nations to celebrate June 21 as the International yoga day. This suggestion was welcomed by people all over the world and has been followed by many countries around the globe.

Yoga is an Indian ancient tradition, a gift to the world and the people living in it. In this technical, fast running world where every human being is running for a better living yoga comes as a breakthrough to give them relaxation and peace. The practice of yoga embodies the unity of mind and body, thought and action, restrain and fulfilment, harmony between man and nature. It is a Holistic approach to health and well being.

It is not only a form of exercise but a way to discover the sense of Oneness with yourself, the world, the society and nature. By adopting yoga to your lifestyle will help you create well being and consciousness for yourself. #KhabarLive


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