On 30 Nov -0001 / By Krishan Sharna
On the occasion of International Yoga Day 21 June 2018
Yoga for wellbeing of Body Mind and Spirit
We should have good health in order that we may achieve the four kind of purushartha-dharma, artha, kama and moksha (righteousness, wealth, desire and liberation). According to the Science of yoga, all physical disease take their origin in the disease of mind from an unhealthy state of mind. The western psychologists also corroborate this fact. They say that disease of the body are attributable to hatred, anger, worry, depression etc. which corrode the mind and react on the body and bring out the disease by destroying the cell of the body. As per charka Samhita–
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dharmartha Kamamokshanam arogyam moolam- Health is the best thing in the world.
To develop total Aarogya (i.e. wellbeing of Body, Mind and Spirit), one should be filled with positive energy and thoughts. The Supreme power, ruling the whole universe, known by various names and form is the source of everything. That supreme power is fountain of energy, positivity, eternal bliss, joy and spiritual powers and is hidden within us to make us alive. The Supreme power is the base of this universe (Brahmaand) is known by Brahma or Param Brahma in vedic literature.
To dissolve yourself and obtain union with that supreme powers is known as Yoga. Over the time various forms of yoga have been developed. Yoga is a practice that works on all levels of development in the areas of mental, physical, social health and most importantly the spiritual health or union with supreme power.
Yoga is a spiritual science which connects our body, mind and spirit together and makes us strong and peaceful. Today’s younger generation face numerous stressors, growing up in a globalized world, surrounded by electronic media and confronted with pressures from school / college / office and increased competition in multiple aspects of life. Yoga practice may help younger generation with these stresses and contribute to their life balance, well-being and positive mental health.
In current era, Yoga is necessary for all (including younger generations) because it keeps us fit, helps burst stress and maintains out overall health. A healthy mind can concentrate well and do everything. Yoga is important because by practicing Yoga one can benefited on the many aspects:
Inner Peace – Yoga helps achieve inner peace and fight against stress and other emotional problems. Yoga increases the peace level in an individual and makes him become more joyful resulting in more confidence and improved interpersonal relations.
Healthy –Life nowadays is very stressful and there is lot of pollution around us. This is a cause of numerous health issues, which is increasing day by day. Just 10-20 minutes of yoga each day can help regain your health. Better health means better life. A healthy person can achieve and do more work than an unhealthy person.
Flexibility – People nowadays suffer from joint pains, face difficulties while bending or touching their toes. Regular practice of yoga helps in relieving these pains. The effect can be seen in few days of practicing.
Increase Blood Flow – Yoga helps make heart healthy and makes it work more efficiently by increasing blood flow in the body and veins. It helps in keeping our body oxygenated and fit.
Activeness – In this mechanical era, mostly people feel lazy, tired or sleepy. They do not have healthy routine. Due to which they miss out most of the fun in life and are not able to complete their work correctly. Being active keeps you aware of the things happening around you and also helps you complete your work more efficiently and quickly. One way to achieve this is by practicing yoga regularly.
Power to Concentrate – Yoga helps our body to calm down and relax which means there is less stress and one can concentrate and focus quickly on his work. That is why children and teenagers are encouraged to do yoga because it helps them concentrate better on their studies.
Yoga is a powerful, internal experience, which integrates the body, the senses, the mind, and the intelligence, with the self. Yoga is a system where every person can realize his or her full potential. Yoga teaches the evolution of the individual by the development of self-discipline and self-awareness. Anyone irrespective of age, health circumstances of life and religion can practise yoga. Yoga helps to connect the supreme power source of energy, positivity, eternal bliss, joy and spiritual powers.
Thus, yoga is a miracle and once followed, it will guide you the whole life. 20-30 minutes of Yoga per day can change your life in the long run by promoting a balance between physical, mental and spiritual health. As per Yog Rehasya written by Brahmrishi Geetanand Saraswati everything is possible with spiritual power of Yog, one can experience the same with grace of sadguru.
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(An initiative of Brahmrishi Geetanand Ashram)
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