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Yoga: the gift of life!

Yoga | Health | 12th October 2021 | Virtual Wire

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In this hectic life of stress and anxiety, everyone desires good health free of any disease and it is evidently the utmost goal of human life.

It is hard to keep track of your health when people are wrapped around their tight schedule and constantly around technical gadgets. But can you imagine? Just taking out at least 15 minutes of your 24 hours schedule can save your degrading health. YES. It is possible and the answer is...YOGA.



What is yoga?

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Yoga is an ancient physical and spiritual discipline, which has become widely popular and is recognized as a way of life. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” – which means the harmonious union of the body, mind and soul to achieve personal freedom and balance life. Said to be found over 5,000 years ago in ancient India, yoga is increasingly being adopted as an activity to bring about a state of equilibrium, improved physical health, better mental control and self-realization.


It requires slow and safe movements of the body with normal, controlled breathing. To make people aware of yoga and its benefits all over the world, an international level event was suggested by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and has been declared by United Nations General Assembly to celebrate it annually on 21st June and called it International Yoga Day.



Practices

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Yoga is a lenient physical practice that can be practised by anyone whether it is an old age person or a child. Yoga is even more beneficial for women about to be mothers. Yoga consists of many exercises including breathing techniques, meditation, body poses known as asana which enhances the overall health of the body. Yoga is classified into four parts:


  • Karma yoga: this teaches us to perform one’s duty without getting attached and without being greedy towards the reward.

  • Jnana yoga: it teaches a person to merge with inner self by practising mental techniques and meditation.

  • Bhakti yoga: in this practice, individual creates their focus around God and dissolves oneself in his service.

  • Kriya yoga: this ensured development of body, mind and soul takes place. By this practice, the entire human body can be energized in a short period.


Benefits

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If you manage to take out just 15 minutes regularly from your schedule you can improve your health in a humongous way because practising yoga has numerous benefits.


  1. Efficient glandular system.

  2. Strengthen muscles.

  3. Flexibility.

  4. Focused thoughts.