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Is Yoga just twisting and bending? What is Yoga

Yoga is a way of life! A complete path. The western world is often confused with the real meaning of Yoga and use commercial terms like Recreational Yoga and create videos with the information available on the internet. But Yoga is the Complete Path of a human being to experience life to its fullest potential.

Anything that happens consciously within you and brings takes to reality is YOGA. Yoga literally means Union. It means uniting with the already existing Nature along with an internal union within oneself. Mammals, trees, mangoes, stone, you, me, and a worm all are from the same soil, Earth.

Yoga girl sitting in hill during sunset

So it is not just sitting with your legs crossed and closing your eyes. Let us understand this first and understand what Yoga is to humanity. It is more about the universe and a selfless way of life to approach life the way it is.

The Origin of Yoga

Researchers suggest Yoga is more than 10,000 years old but concrete facts date back to about 5,000 years ago. There have been four periods of Yoga so far – Pre-Classical Yoga, Classical Yoga, Post-Classical Yoga, and Modern Yoga. As literary Yogic scriptures like Bhagavad Gita dominated the Pre-Classical era, Pathanjali’s Yogic Sutras were acts of revelation.

Woman meditating in lotus position. Colored chakra lights over her body. Yoga, zen, Buddhism, recovery and wellbeing concept.

Tamil Sangam poets like Agasthiyar have initiated the basis of Yogic concepts while Pathanjali is considered as the father of Yoga and his concepts are relevant even today. The Tantra Yoga came in the post-classical era and that is what Hatha Yoga means which is totally about the physicality of being. People like B.K.S Iyengar and Swami Vivekananda made Hatha Yoga a successful practice in India and it resonated strongly in the West too.

Why is the International Yoga Festival Celebrated?

This age-old science or more of technology is as holy as the Ganges River and celebrating it in a spiritual paradise-like Rishikesh is important for the whole of humanity. The place chosen is a natural detoxification ground and so Rishikesh will introduce Yoga in the best possible way to better your lives. A great opportunity for the world to purify its mind, body, and soul. On the banks of the River Ganga, Parmarth Niketan Ashram is a holy haven for seekers of spirituality and life.

 the world famous annual International Yoga Festival in 2020

The International Yoga Festival 2020 will promote the mind, body, and soul and practices like Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, and Yog Nidra will be highlights of this occasion. The humbleness of the Indian culture in its Sattvic food, Kirtans, and Bhajans will reverberate your soul to imbibe happiness and wellness to your system. In 1999, what started as a humble beginning under Pujya Shri Swami Veda Bharat Ji has now grown roots all over the world. Thus, a spot in Rishikesh became a sacred pit stop before the holy Himalayas.

Travel Yoga Poses

Wide shot of young athletic woman doing Bharadvajasana yoga pose in urban space by large window. Caucasian woman in her 20s practicing Bharadvaja Seated Twist
Bharadvajasana Pose – Torso Stretch Pose

After hours of sleeping, indulging in this place for good for your abdominal organs and spine. A good stretch to start your day which also in good digestion.

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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana – The Bridge Pose

“Setu” means bridge and “Bandha” means bind and so the Bridge Pose is a back strengthener and reliever of tiredness. It calms your nerves and cleanses your lungs after a long day outdoors.

Legs-up-the-wall-pose
Viparita Karani – Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

The best cure for anxiety and makes you totally ready late in the evening for an extended dinner and a good night of sleep. It has the ability to relieve menstrual cramps and aids in stretching the deltoid, hamstrings, and posterior chain of your body.

The Warrior Pose - Lord Shiva's fierce pose for balance and power
Virabhadrasana – The Warrior Pose

Early morning is the best time to perform this pose as you are not exhausted. The main purpose of this fierce pose is to strengthen your leg and improve balance in your body. A great tool before a long day tour.

Healthy life exercise concept - Woman doing Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga asana Utthita trikonasana - extended triangle pose outdoors at waterfall in Himalayas
Utthita Trikona Asana – The Extended Triangle Pose

Make time for this pose daily during your travel and improve your sciatica problem. A great stretch for the unattended inner thighs and ankle health. After hours of sitting and strolling, connect with your body performing this stress-relieving pose.

Malasana - The Garland Pose
Malasana – The Garland Pose

A profound stretch for both men and women. The Garland Pose is an absolute belly toner and helps relieve developed stress in the groin area.

The Downward Facing Dog pose
Adho mukha svanasana – The Downward Facing Dog

A therapeutic pose for Asthma and Sinusitis problems while strengthening overall body aiding in streamlined blood circulations. It energizes the body to eliminate mild depression.

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Balasana – Child’s Pose

One solid pose before going to sleep that aids in mental clarity and stretching your hips. A great remedy for neck pain and overall body fatigue.

Fit man doing Cat Cow Pose
Bitilasana – The Cat/Cow Pose

A gentle pose to improve emotional balance and coordination in physiology. The kidney and Adrenal Glands get a great massage while doing the cat stretch.

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Uttanasana – The Forward Bend

This pose rejuvenates your mind and strengthens your knees while preparing you for a day of climbing and trekking. Practising this pose will regulate ease of motion and enough lubrication for tendons and ligaments.

No Time for All? Do Surya Namaskar

Surya Namaskar – The Sun Salutation

The Golden Workout or practice to strengthen and activate your entire physical system. Reap the benefits of Surya Namaskar and improve your Solar Plexus. Connect with yourself more as you detoxify your skin, improve your eyesight, strengthen your bones, improve digestion, eliminate insomnia, perfect your metabolism, relieve anxiety, and unnecessary built up of toxins in the body. For greater mental clarity and physical well-being, practise Surya Namaskar in the Golden Hours of the day. A powerful practice to do before taking a big decision in life. Watch a Youtube tutorial and make use of the pic above to reap in the benefits.

Make this world a better place and learn Yoga from the greatest masters of India in Rishikesh in the International Yoga Festival celebrated from March 1, 2020, to March 7, 2020. The International Yoga Day falls on June 1. We’ll meet again with the different benefits of Yoga in a detailed way. UNITE!

Discuss with Indian Panorama and spend a beautiful week in India for the International Yoga Festival 2020. Visit Rishikesh, The Yoga Capital of the World.

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2 responses to “International Yoga Festival 2020 | The Technology of Uniting with the Universe”

  1. Quisiera
    Poder asistir a esta hermosa unión de energías

    Namaste

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