YOGA- Retreat to Reality

A major portion of the world population visits doctors under stress. Enormous workload and unmatchable peer pressure has forced individuals to work putting their physical and mental health on stake. Work and profession has become new religion after the world witnessed the growth of industries. With the ongoing rise in the psychological and mental issues like depression and OCDs, there is an urgent need for people to realise before they fall prey to such diseases.
Before the medical diagnosing an individual may assess him/her if they exhibit the below mentioned traits:

  • You are feeling both wired and tired. There is a constant, simmering anxiety that you can’t shake. This results in feeling exhausted and unable to relax. You can’t seem to get out of fight or flight syndrome. You regularly feel like you are running out of time because your brain is in hyper mode and life feels sped up.
  • Insomnia is taking over. You’re having trouble sleeping, either getting to sleep or staying asleep. You wake up tired and have been living as if fatigue is the new normal.
  • You are feeling indecisive about even the smallest decisions.
  • You are over-reacting, or your responses are not in proportion to the situation. You are more easily triggered and can’t control it any more.
  • You are distracted and find it difficult to concentrate on one thing for very long.
  • You wake up feeling stressed. You’ve lost the ability to choose smart stress where you control the intensity and duration.
  • You can’t remember the last time you felt totally relaxed. The application of Rest and Digest is a faint memory.
  • You want to quit everything but feel paralyzed to change even one thing.
  • You keep using phrases like “I’m too busy” and/or “I’m running out of time.”

You have a bunch of unused vacation being stockpiled at work.

All these troubles could be easily resolved with the help of Yoga therapy. In fact the best way to tackle with these issues men and women come across is Yoga therapy to relieve, rejuvenate, renew and relax your mind, body and soul. In regard to this you also need to pay heed to your schedule and habits. Although adapting to the disciplined lifestyle is not a cake walk against the lazy and inactive one, which one had been used to but with the course of time you are able to regain the lost peace. Yoga and Yoga therapy are not about postures but it is something much more than pulling shapes.

Vipassana meditation is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. The statement conveys that in order to transform, one has to have a keen observation of him or her, and self- observation essentially requires focus on day-to-day activities and habits. By monitoring your day-to-day tasks, the way these tasks are performed and carried out provide a deeper insight of the flaws which need to be addressed through meditation. Meditation as a Yoga therapy helps you to renew and restore a ‘sense of self’. You get a chance to explore the untouched parts of your personality, to attain an internal peace so that false expectations do not keep you from reality. Yoga therapy provides strength and toned body which boosts your self confidence and helps you to regain the faith in self management. The individual practicing Yoga regularly also has enhanced capability and ability to execute complex schedules.

The major assistance Yoga therapy offers is to realize that happiness is an attitude and acceptance a choice. These teachings simplify life and make an individual compatible with the trials in which the world forges them into.

An essential component of your life is your present - the reality in which you live. It is important to view the things as they really are without any drama or delusion and this becomes more sustainable when you are apt enough to make a decision with a reasonable and wise motive. With a greater clarity of your desires, your ambition, your perspectives and your dreams you are able to make a positive retreat to your reality and experience the bliss of life that God has gifted you. Once you have experienced the depths of your soul while practicing Yoga, you have grown several folds - physically, mentally and spiritually. This growth links an individual to the reality in a far better way than before.

Someone has rightly said-

 “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be lived.”

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