Yoga – A Journey Towards Self-Reliance

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Well, I’m back and so happy to be here again with my lovely readers. Hope you all are doing well and making perfectly good use of your time. The only thing we’re having now is an abundance of time. Some are using it to cultivate themselves, while some are just passing it away. But how many of us are actually working for our overall health and peace of mind? This is the era of social media, where each one us is addicted to different platforms either to gain attention or to satiate the craving of others by liking or viewing their unnecessary random posts. It’s just their way or ours to extrude the restlessness.

On this International Yoga Day, I would like to reiterate the point to utilize our time for ourselves by learning and practicing Yoga, incorporating it in our lives to unfold some beautiful chapters, to achieve and cherish the holistic health, fitness and calmness.

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self to the self – Bhagwad Gita.

Table of Contents

Yoga: Physical, Mental & Spiritual Practice

Nowadays we’re more concerned about the outer appearance without caring much for whatever goes on inside of us. We usually forget that until and unless our mind and soul are happy, happiness won’t show up in our outer appearance. To enhance beauty or appearance, one must feel great within. I’m not telling anyone to ignore the outer appearance, as it is the first thing which creates our impression on others but along with that our holistic well being is the inescapable requirement. The coordination of three aspects – physical, mental, spiritual outlook, helps one to concentrate better on their day-to-day works. Undoubtedly, this acts as a great stress buster.

Benefits of Yoga

Panacea for Modern Diseases

Most of the diseases today are born from unhealthy lifestyle. Yoga and meditation are scientifically proven to be the most important weapons in controlling diabetes which has spread like an epidemic disease in the world and India is soon emerging as the second diabetic capital of the world. It is a matter of immense pride that the world-renowned scholars and research centers have accepted that yoga can cure diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, hypertension and other non-communicable diseases. The practice of yoga would help people to live healthy, happy, harmoniously and people can be free from various ailments and diseases.

Yoga for Lifestyle Changes

It is the science of the evolution of a being. Yoga is the science of activating inner energies, it is blossoming of human potential to its fullest, the balance of intellectualism is yoga, yoga is health insurance at zero budget & a passport to health assurance. Basically, it is the technology or science of inner evolution for holistic well being. A well regulated & masterly process for success and peace in life, it is an integral part of the total healthcare approach, and a powerful antidote to the stresses of modern daily life based on three principles: Purification, Concentration, and Liberation.

Yoga & Youth

If we look at the present scenario, the youth of today are the ones suffering from pain, restlessness and depression. Owing to the cut-throat competition in every field, there is an exigency of yoga and meditation. The fruitful combination of both will help them immensely in reaching the state of equilibrium. With more than 50 per cent of the world population, youth is the pillar of our rising economy and democracy. Improved concentration, quick decision- making, inner calmness, high confidence, and taking responsibility preferably can be achieved by using yoga and meditation as a tool. Rather than getting addicted to drugs or alcohol for momentary pleasure or escape, it is far better to adopt yoga as your friend.

Food for Thought

Healthy body and healthy mind eventually result in favorable outcomes. There is an old adage; a healthy mind resides in a healthy body. And yoga is the only modality which works well on both body and mind. Along with this, proper dietary guidelines ensure that the body and mind are flexible & well- prepared for practice. Usually, a vegetarian diet is recommended over non-vegetarian.

Conclusion

All in all, yoga is a perfect wellness module as it is comprehensive and holistic in nature. It principally helps to strengthen and develop positive health enabling us to withstand the stress better, and also proves to be the most desirable traditional system of health and well being in the present scenario.

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