Yoga - An Essence Of Life

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, Sarve Santu Niramayah
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu, Ma Kashrchit Dukha Bhagbhavet
(May all be happy, May all be healthy May all experience prosperity in everything, may all be free from suffering)

This is the basic principle of Yoga. Yoga is not only Asana and Pranayam,  Yoga is an essence of life which helps us to live in healthy and balanced manner. When we are in practice, we transform, connect and bring ourself to a better individual despite of our fear and suffering .We find solace and contentment in practice.

Physical posture do brings about a connection that aligns us with mother earth and the qualities of earth like groundedness, stabilization, power to face each and every situation with calmness automatically inculcate into us and open us to greater world. Yoga is a way to know yourself which brings enlightment,it is a spiritual science for the integrated and holistic development of our physical, mental as well as moral-spiritual aspect.

Moral-spiritual aspect play a lead role in today’s scenario nowadays people who brutally kill innocent men, women and children create shock , fear and anger which brings  chaos in our society and whole world desperately look for a solution which can come only from YOGA. With the help of yoga we can fill the world with divine love, eternal peace, bliss, goodwill, forgiveness and humanity because a yogi is always dutiful to the world. A yoga practitioner is an intellectual crusader.  A yogi when gains the power of mental concentration , he overcome the very nature of mind which is nimble, changing, moving and transitory.By regular practice,a yogi rises above external and environmental factor and amalgamate himself with God.  

The human body is an amazing machine it requires regular maintenance and care to run as efficiently .This can be achieved by following eight fold path of YOGA given by PATANJALI  i.e. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayam, Pratyahara, Dharna, Dhyana and Samaadhi which opens the door of every human being’s ultimate destination i.e.Kaivalya (Absoluteness).

Bhagvad Geeta points out that method of yoga are all embracive, its technique is not only meant for certain types and temperament, it’s for everybody. This is the most eminent feature of yoga that there is no age limit, geogrophical restriction, sex difference, health condition. Yoga is for all irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

Asana, Pranayam and Meditation are three strong pillar of Yoga. They are the tools for cleansing, toning and ordering the whole body. Every asana not only teaches us a physical discipline but mental discipline also. The awareness brought out by the asana lead us towards spiritual intelligence, it is the way to achieve inner peace, happiness and stability. When we do asana accurately then each and every cell of the body fill up with new vibrant force and give new dimension and direction not only to our physical body but to our mental body also.

Pranayam the second most important aspect of yoga is not merely inhalation and exhalation it is the way of liberation.Pranayam direct us towards mental equilibrium. This is the method of controlling life force PRANA through regulation of breath.

The basic principle of meditation is to become conscious of inner presence. It is a way to unify our mind with spirit and in these moments of silence we receive answer of question, solution of  problems and true spiritual understanding. So mediation is a tool that will enable us to connect with our spiritual self.

Another major beneficial aspect of yoga is therapeutic yoga which helps to cure serious physical and mental ailment. Yoga is a curative as well as preventive therapy to keep our body, mind and soul healthy. Not only Ayurveda  ,if yoga is combined with any other therapy like Allopathy, Naturopathy the positivity of result increases exponentially.

Yoga is also helpful to Drug addict, Alcoholic ,smokers as it help them to give up bad habits  and allow them to join the main stream of life .Rehabilitation joined with Yoga can give people new vision and mission for life and play a very important role in Social Health.

Yoga must be introduced at school and college level as children are future of nation They have  tremendous  potential, if their energy is directed in right direction with the help of yoga they will be an asset to society.

So as it is clear that Yoga helps to alleviate stress, increase resistance to disease,  improve human relations, stabilize emotions, provide us good health, improve coordination of mind and body and boost creativity.     So each and every individual should follow yoga and make this world better place to live.

AAO KARE SAB MIL PAHAL AUR LE SANKALP YOGA KA
HARSA, PREM, ULLAS SE PARIPURNA HO VASUNDHRA.

Yoga is a ray of light which eliminates all ignorance and darkness. Asana and pranayam make us healthy and bring completeness, a power which can change impossible  into possible. True purpose of life is attained when mind integrates with soul. It is simple, true and rational way of achieving all goals.

Anshu Tripathi

賢者パタンジャリのヨガスートラ(その4)
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