YOGA and WOMEN

From a young person to turning into a mother, menopause and seniority women experience distinctive periods of existence with numerous real changes. These distinctive periods of women life are accompanied by several ups and downs in personal and professional life. These situations are further supplemented by the patriarchial society which ascertains the Do’s & Dont’s of their life. Although the rise of feminism has wrecked the patriarchy but only to a minor level. A major battle remains to be won and this battle is not to be taken up with hatred and defiance towards others but by loving and embracing self.

Nisagradatta Maharaj Ji was an Indian Guru of Shiva Advaita (Nondualism), belonging to the Inchagiri Sampradaya, a lineage of teachers from the Navnath Sampradaya and Lingayat Shaivism. He explains the true nature of life based on his major teachings evolved from ‘I am that’. It was crucial to quote him here to convey the soul of the discussion, i.e. finding out who you really are.

He quotes, “Go deep into the sense of ‘I am’ and you will find. How do you find a thing you have mislaid or forgotten? You keep it in your mind until you recall it. The sense of being, of ‘I am’ is the first to emerge. Ask yourself whence it comes or just watch it quietly. When the mind stays in the ‘I am’, without moving, you enter a state, which cannot be verbalized, but which can be experienced. All you need to do is to try and try again. After all the sense of ‘I am’ is always with you, only you have attached all kinds of things to it- body, feelings, thoughts, ideas, possessions and so on. All these self-identifications are misleading, because of these you take yourself to be what you are not.”

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Yoga and Sports

Sports are not simply a physiological wonder, but rather an unpredictable interaction of the psyche and body. It is currently turning out to be more aggressive and has likewise turned into a profession with an accentuation on fiscal additions and the longing to win at any expense. In this way, it is vital to discover answers for the changing games scene of today. A sportsperson needs four essential qualities: Speed, Skill, Strength and Stamina. To accomplish this in expert games, the everyday life of an athlete calls for order in preparing, an adjusted eating regimen, an adjusted way of life and an inward focus and determination. Something that is derived out of pressure and against the peace of mind. The aggressive nature imparts highly goal oriented behaviour focussed on achieving a target and the daily routines are exhaustively planned which leave very little space for peace & rejuvenation and creativity of the mind.

In case you love sports you understand that injurious run with the employment—realized by excess development, uneven characters in your biomechanics, or all around both! Regardless, if you practice yoga, you have a wonderful mechanical assembly accessible to you for neutralizing wounds. A yoga practice urges you to take a supply of your body as you practice. The more care you have about how your body feels from general or from stance to speak to, the more likely you are to see tight or damage slanted districts of the body that need thought before absolute injuries can happen. Numerous competitors appreciate the advantages of an individual Yoga work on, including upgraded well-being and enhanced game's execution. Players and competitors rehearsing Yoga incorporate basketball players, long distance runners, runners, surfers, footballers, cricketers, tennis players, swimmers and rowers etc.

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What is a Real Yoga Teacher?

To one’s astonishment the search on Google for Real Yoga Teacher presented results on the short term Yoga Course offering qualifications of mere 200-300 hours and authorizing an individual to become a Yoga teacher.

Learning Yoga is a long process and demands a meticulous devotion for the art which originated in the Vedic period. Swami Vivekananda had said that “When you are doing any work... do it as a worship, as the highest worship, and devote your whole life to it for the time being.” For the learners who think Yoga can be learnt in a span of time must understand that when you take up the profession of being a teacher it should not be momentarily because a teacher influences his/her students, their lives, their thoughts and sometimes also become their role models. Considering the long lasting effect a teacher has on the lives of students it becomes necessary to understand the sanctity of the profession, understand the responsibility the profession weighs on the shoulders of the individual.

The deficiency of experience could be tragic and there had been incidents where the lack of practice and experience had caused serious injuries to the learners who had approached such teachers. Taking up Yoga as a money oriented profession has yielded dreadful outcomes. Yoga demands learning on the correct physical and energetic levels, which is a time consuming process. A Yoga instructor is expected to be aware of the ability and capability of each body he comes across, if one is not apt enough to  acknowledge the above mentioned skills, then he/she cannot be considered a teacher.

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