Yoga is an act of joy, love, empathy, and every single happy emotion universally known. Those who practice Yoga regularly experience immense health benefits. Let us not only stand together but twist, rotate, flex, bend, and stretch together for making this world a better place.
For everyone’s wellbeing and happiness, United Nations General Assembly heralded June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’. It all started from a noteworthy resolution from the India Ambassador, Asoke Mukerji’s to UN. 177 Countries joined as co-sponsors and it is the highest number in the history for any General Assembly resolution. A great feat!
As an ancient wellness practice, Yoga began in India around 3000 B.C. Stone carvings of Yoga postures in Indus Valley are solid evidence for the origin of the soulful art. An act to lay the bridge between one’s heart and soul, thus moving closer toward divine enlightenment. Although originated in India, the Western World is all over it now. HATHA Yoga and RAJA Yoga are well-known types. Raja Yoga is the pioneer of Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga consists of 8 steps. It is about controlling the though waves inside our own mind. Whereas, Hatha Yoga focuses on the energy flow in the form of prana and is an integral part of Raja Yoga. Hatha, Bhakti, Jnana, Kriya, Raja, and Karma are the 6 types of Yoga.
The Number of seals and fossil remains of Indus Saraswati valley civilization with Yogic motives and figures performing Yoga Sadhana suggest the presence of Yoga in ancient India. The phallic symbols, seals of idols of mother Goddess are suggestive of Tantra Yoga. Presence of Yoga is available in folk traditions, Indus valley civilization, Vedic and Upanishadic heritage, Buddhist and Jain traditions, Darshanas, epics of Mahabharat and Ramayana, theistic traditions of Shaivas, Vaishnavas, and Tantric traditions.
It is our chance to help the world battle insomnia, fatigue, and other side effects due to the presence of toxins in the body. Yoga may or may not cure Cancer but supplies the necessary will power to stay strong against any disease. Superhuman breathing techniques like the Wim Hof method toughens our immune strength creating a fortress against potential diseases. The base of every breathing and body alignment technique is YOGA. Cancer survivors have reported to experience better mood, sleep quality, reduced cortisol level, stress, improved breathing and an overall improvement on the quality of life
PM Narendra Modi’s latest tweet about one of the effective Yoga Pose. This movement ensures a great stretch to our spine, neck, thighs, hip flexors, and abdominal muscles. Thus, aids in digestion and improving metabolism.
Yoga works on the level of one’s body, mind, emotion and energy. This has given rise to four broad classifications of Yoga: karma yoga, where we utilize the body; bhakti yoga, where we utilize the emotions; gyana yoga, where we utilize the mind and intelect; and kriya yoga, where we utilize the energy.
Nowadays, Yoga Education is being imparted by many eminent Yoga Institutions, Yoga Colleges, Yoga Universites, Yoga Departments in the Universities, Naturopathy colleges and Private trusts & societies. Many Yoga Clinics, Yoga Therapy and Training Centers, Preventive Health Care Units of Yoga, Yoga Research Centers etc. have been established in Hospitals, Dispensories, Medical Institiutions and Therapetical setups.
Different social customs and rituals in India, the land of Yoga, reflect a love for ecological balance, tolerance towards other systems of thought and a compassionate outlook towards all creations. Yoga Sadhana of all hues and colours is considered panacea for a meaningful life and living. Its orientation to a comprehensive health, both individual and social, makes it a worthy practice for the people of all religions, races and nationalities.
Conclusion: Now-a-days, millions and millions of people across the globe have benefitted by the practice of Yoga which has been preserved and promoted by the great eminent Yoga Masters from ancient time to this date.The practice of Yoga is blossoming, and growing more vibrant every day.