Yoga is the need

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“Don’t be a minimum guy”, the most popular statement you might have heard somewhere in the office or your education life. This has created the worst situation amongst the employees and the higher authority. ‘Targets and deadlines’ are the regular words on the mouth of formal job sectors employees which they hate at times as it imbalances their life.

Unhealthy lifestyles, food, practices, and even uncomfortable clothes are the reason for diseases & medical conditions in which we are surviving. Many companies around the globe are trying to implement yoga sessions in their work culture to keep employees healthy and peaceful. The culture of Yoga is way deeper than the western culture showcase.

Why do we need Yoga?

Our life has become stressful with the rising rate of our basic needs and the competition in our field of work. We choose to complete our life goals where we lost our soul for survival. The western culture which has been a popular life among teenagers for decades is changing in the early stage of this decade. The reason is unsustainable life that leads nowhere.

Running at our office has become a daily routine and the workload keeps us busy all the time. Sitting in one place for a long tenure makes us feel tired, lazy and our body rigid for physical activities. Work stress is never-ending as we are surrounded by the pressure to become financially prosperous.

History of Yoga

According to the yogic scriptures, the practice of Yoga leads to the union of the individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, which indicates a perfect harmony between mind and body, Man and Nature. According to modern scientists, everything in the universe is just a manifestation of the same quantum firmament. One who experiences this unity of existence is said to be in yoga and is called a yogi, having attained a state of freedom called mukti, nirvana, or moksha. Therefore, the goal of Yoga is self-realization, overcoming all kinds of sufferings that lead to the state of liberation (Moksha) or “freedom”.

Yogic practices for health and Wellness

The widely practiced Yoga Sadhanas (Practices) are: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana (Meditation), Samadhi /Samyama, Bandhas & Mudras, Shat-karmas, Yukta-ahara, Yukta karma, Mantra japa, etc.Yama’s are restraints and Niyama’s are observances. These are considered to be pre-requisites for the Yoga Sadhanas (Practices). Asanas, capable of bringing about the stability of body and mind ‘ kuryat-tad-asanam-sthairyam’, consists in adopting various body (psycho-physical) patterns, giving the ability to maintain a body position (a stable awareness of one’s structural existence) for a considerable length and period of time as well.

The fundamentals of Yog Sadhana

Yoga works at the level of the body, mind, emotions, and energy. This has led to four broad classifications of Yoga: karma yoga, where we use the body; bhakti yoga, where we use our emotions; gyana yoga, where we use the mind and intellect; and kriya yoga, where we use energy.

Any Yoga system that we practice would fall within the range of one or more of these categories. Each individual is a unique combination of these four factors. “All the old commentaries on Yoga have stressed that it is essential to work under the direction of a Guru.”

Final words

We can’t sustain without reaching the goals that we set at an early stage. While achieving those, having a healthy body and peaceful mind could make it easy. Practicing yog sadhana regularly will lift your mood and keep energetic all the time.

But, you must remember one thing; Yoga is not just a set of asanas, it has something deep beyond our knowledge that connects us with the divine power. Practicing it under the guidance of a guru will be a better choice as it will help us correct the postures that we perform.

Hope you enjoyed reading this piece of our effort!

Source: https://mea.gov.in/

– By Parag Ahire

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