From the first chirping of birds to the brightening of the moon, we keep on running and in all these hustles we forget to nourish our body.
What kind of nourishment do our body need????
Is taking proper and balanced diet sufficient for our body??
It’s time to wait and think.
It is very important that with the healthy body one should also have a healthy mind.
And how we can get healthy mind??
It is a practice consisting of eight levels of physical and mental development. The main aims of including yoga in daily life are:
- Physical Health
- Mental Health
- Social Health
- Spiritual Health
- Self-Realization or realization of the Divine within us
Yoga is a holistic approach which detoxifies your stress and also makes you lead the happier life.
Yoga is now being practiced worldwide. Approximately 2 billion people around the world practice Yoga and in a survey, it is said that number of Americans doing yoga has grown by 50% over the last few years to over 36 million as of 2016 from 20.4 million in 2012.
In addition to these 9 out of 10 Americans have heard of Yoga, one in three have tried yoga at least once and more than 15% of Americans have done Yoga in the past six months. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India and is now practiced in various forms around the world. Indians have known the importance of Yoga for decades and from last many years the whole world is talking, practicing and adopting Yoga and its benefits. People have known the Importance and power of Yoga over the period of time.
According to Sri Yoga teacher, Plakor, “Practice yoga with patience is what my teacher told me when I first met him. Patience is what I got back from the practice too. My body and mind complex can be totally tensed but after doing yoga, something magical happens. The relaxed state is just the beginning and many virtues follow.”
Not only in mental health, yoga also improves the immunity and provide flexibility to our body.
Several medicines and antibiotics can keep you away from the diseases but do not improve your immunity. Yoga does this for you!
Kathleen Fry, M.D., president of the American Holistic Medicine Association in Scottsdale, Arizona says “Yoga is unlike other forms of exercise that focus only on certain parts of the body. Yoga works on everything”
Mitchell, who teaches Paramukta Yoga (Yoga of Supreme Freedom), points to a number of poses that can help a practitioner get through a winter cold. Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose) supports the thymus. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog) encourages blood flow to the sinuses.Also Read :- Boost Thyself with Surya Namaskar
Yoga also helps in weight loss. The desire of many!!
There are several asanas like Sun Salutations and Kapalbhati pranayama which helps to reduce the body weight. With regular practice of yoga, we tend to become more sensitive to the kind of food our body asks for and the time we take. This can also help keep a check on our weight.
In nutshell, we all need a few minutes to de-stress and reconnect with our inner peace after performing our duties and everyday work to replenish our energies and yoga can help in it.