“Yoga is a golden key that unblocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy”. Yoga is an ancient Indian art for healthy living. The word “yoga” means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. Yoga brings harmony between mind and body. There is no use of hard equipment, but only the movements of the body for extension.
The practice of yoga is believed to have started with the dawn of civilization. The science of yoga has its origin thousands of years ago, long before the first religions were born. It was in India that the yogic system found its fullest expression.
The practice of yoga is believed to have immense benefits in the mind and body of a person. Some of the most important benefits of yoga are:
- Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility.
Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles, while holding a pose can build strength.
It is also designed to sharpen our mind and to improve our overall intelligence power. Yoga can be practiced by everyone starting from young children to old people.
It also helps us to :
- Helps to develop self-discipline and self-awareness
- Increases muscle strength, tone and balanced metabolism
- lead us a healthy life.
We can achieve a higher level of concentration through yoga and also learn how to steady our emotions. It connects us to nature like never before and enhances our social well-being. We can also develop a higher patience level when we practice yoga which also helps in keeping the negative thoughts away. We get great mental clarity and better understanding.
Practicing yoga daily in life regularly prevents us from various diseases as well as fatal and worst conditions, including cancer, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, kidney and liver disorders, heart ailment, and a variety of mental problems. Nowadays, it is essential to practice yoga for people to live a healthy and better life. Daily yoga practice provides both inner and outer body strength. It acts as an alternative medicine if practiced regularly.
The United Nations General assembly established June 21 as International day of Yoga where people are made aware of the benefits of yoga. People all over the world has now started to practice yoga and reap its benefits. Various yoga competitions are being conducted for children worldwide on 21st June. The International yoga day has become a significant day all over the world.
Yoga is a great gift to mankind which helps us keep better and maintain our health. It is the secret to living a healthy and long life without the use of any artificial means like medicines or any other shortcuts of any kind.
“Yoga is a flame, when you light it up, the glow never fades away”.