THE IMPORTANCE OF YOGA (Authored by Anmol Singhal)
Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art and science of healthy living. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’.Yoga’s origins can be traced to northern India over 5,000 years ago. The word yoga was first mentioned in ancient sacred texts called the Rig Veda. The Vedas are a set of four ancient sacred texts written in Sanskrit.Yoga is an ancient practice that builds strength and awareness and brings together the mind and body. It includes breathing exercises, meditation and asanas or poses that stretch and flex various muscle groups. These asanas are designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. The advantages and benefits of yoga can’t be stressed enough as it is a literal boon gifted to us by the universe to not just help us spiritually , but also mentally and physiologically. The relaxation techniques used in yoga can reduce chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches , low blood pressure and reduces insomnia by working internally. Apart from physical benefits, the incorporation of meditation and breathing, yoga practices can help improve your mental well-being. Practicing yoga regularly can create mental clarity and calmness, increase awareness, relieve chronic stress, relax your mind and dramatically improve your concentration.While the entire aim of yoga is to self-reflect, control the breath, achieve deep relaxation, and grow through meditation, all of this combined will result in better mental, emotional and physical health as we challenge the mind and body through a sequence of yoga asanas. Basic rules for Yoga are it should be practiced empty stomach. Always Relax for 10 seconds at least after each yoga exercise.Avoiding excessive intake of tea or coffee when you are practicing yoga.Wear comfortable clothes for practicing yoga.
Yoga is the light which once lit will never dim , the better you practice , the brighter your flameB. K. S Iyengar
Some of the Spiritual And Empowering Yoga Symbols are Om symbol. The Om symbol is one of the most sacred and powerful Hindu mantras.Mandala symbol ,Lotus flower symbol, Hamsa / Evil Eye symbol, Buddha, Chakras symbol etc. Yoga should be practiced by every living body to attain the ultimate control and peace in lives because yoga add years to your life and life to your years .
WHAT IS AYURVEDA ?
Let’s first start with comprehending what is Ayurveda and what is its root . Ayurveda is a natural and organic system of medicine, originated and raised in India for more than 5,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur-life and veda science or knowledge and that’s why Ayurveda is the knowledge and awareness of life. Depending on the reason or cause of disease , like an imbalance or stress in a person’s consciousness, Ayurveda encourages certain lifestyle changes, interventions and natural therapies to regain a balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment. According to ayurveda the whole universe is based on the five main principles or mahapanchbhutas , and those are Akasa ( space) ,Vayu ( Air), Agni ( Fire) , jala(water)and Prthivi ( Earth) and Sound, Touch, Vision, Taste, and Smell are their properties respectively .
Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest holistic whole-body healing systems. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit without having side or harmful effects when taken in adequate quantity or as prescribed.
Ayurveda treatment starts with an internal detoxification and purification process, followed by a special diet, herbal remedies, massage therapy, yoga, and meditation.The concepts of universal interconnectedness, the body’s constitution (prakriti), and life forces (doshas) are the primary basis of ayurvedic medicine. Goals of treatment aid the person by eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing resistance to disease, reducing worry, and increasing harmony in life. Herbs and other plants, including oils and common spices, are used extensively in Ayurvedic treatment.
Concluding that Ayurvedic medicine is to prevent and treat illness—rather than respond to indicators of disease—by maintaining balance and harmony between your body, mind and environment.