Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Yoga The Masterstroke-Promotes Strength and Endurance



Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word, uuj. It means to join, join or unite. It is the union of individual consciousness with universal consciousness. Yoga is 5000 years old Indian philosophy. It was mentioned in the oldest sacred book - the Rigveda Vedas were a collection of texts containing mantras, spiritual information, songs and rituals, used by Brahmins, Vedic priests.

Yoga has been practiced in Indian society for thousands of years. A person doing yoga will move from one posture to another. Yoga benefits those who practice it regularly.

The form of practice practiced in yoga is called ‘asan’ which is capable of bringing stability of body and mind. Yoga asanas are the simplest and easiest way to reduce our excess weight and keep fit.


Origin of Yoga

Yoga was born thousands of years ago in ancient India, the first religion or belief system was born. It is believed that Shiva is the first Yogi or Adiyogi and the first Guru. Thousands of years ago, on the banks of Kantisarovar Lake in the Himalayas, Adiyogi shared his knowledge among the great seven sages, as it was difficult to keep all their knowledge and knowledge in one person. The sages carried this powerful yoga science to various parts of the world including Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and South America. India is blessed to have a yoga system in its entirety.

The fossil remains of the Indus-Saraswati civilization are evidence of the presence of yoga in ancient India. This presence is found in folk traditions. It is included in the Indus Valley Civilization, Buddhist and Jain traditions. According to studies, yoga was being practiced under the direct guidance of a guru and its spiritual significance was given much importance. During the Vedic period Surya was given the most importance and how Suryanamaskar was invented later.

However, Maharishi Patanjali is known as the father of modern yoga. He did not invent yoga because it was already in various forms. He assimilated it into the system. He observed that it was becoming too complex to understand it in any meaningful way. So he assimilated all aspects in a certain format and incorporated them into the Yoga Sutra.

The role of breath is very important in the practice of asanas or yogasanas. Breath is an important force and our body's oxygen requirement varies depending on our actions. If we exercise we need more oxygen so breathing becomes faster and if we are resting, our breathing becomes relaxed and deep. In yoga, meditation is integrated on the breath while performing a slow as well as complete asana. Yoga promotes smooth and relaxed breathing and exhalation during practice. 


Benefits of Yoga

  •     Improves muscle flexibility
  •     Fixes body posture and alignment
  •     Improves digestive system
  •     Strengthens internal organs
  •     Cures asthma
  •     Cures diabetes
  •     Helps to fix heart related problems
  •     Helps skin glow
  •     Promotes strength and endurance
  •     Vocal internal organ
  •     Improves concentration
  •     Helps control mind and thoughts
  •     Overcoming anxiety, stress and depression keeps the mind calm
  •     Helps relieve stress
  •     Helps in blood circulation and relaxation of muscles
  •     Weight loss
  •     Injury protection

    These are one of the many benefits of yoga. Yoga focuses on your natural tendency towards health and self-healing.


It helps school, friends, family and neighbors face the difficult times and pressures of life. Through yoga practice a person can make his problems and stress given by others disappear. It helps in fulfilling the connection between body, mind and nature easily.



Yoga is only partially understood as being limited to postures. But people fail to realize the immense benefits given in uniting body, mind and breath. Yoga can be chosen and practiced by any age group and any body shape. It is possible for anyone to start. Size and fitness level are not modifications for every yoga asana according to different people.

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