IS PART AND PARCEL OF YOGA
IS PART AND PARCEL OF YOGA
The physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more pranic energy from the universe. The results is joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases. The benefits of meditation on physical level is;-
Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation. As you learn more about yourself, you’ll naturally start discovering more about yourself. In order to experience the benefits of meditation, regular practice is necessary. It takes only a few minutes every day. Once imbibed into daily routine, meditation becomes the best part of your day. Meditation is like a seed, when you cultivate a seed with love, the more it blossoms. Though meditation is generally considered a spiritual practice, it also has many health benefits. The yoga and meditation techniques are being implemented in management of life threatening diseases in transformation of molecular and generic structure, in reversal of mental illness, in accelerated learning programs, in perceptions and communications beyond the physical solving problems and atomic nuclear physics.
It has been said by the ancient Rishis of India that the different parts of the body are governed by different Devas. The solar plexus (located behind the navel, which is the central point of the human body) is said to be connected with the Lord Sun. This is the main reason why the ancient Rishis recommended the practice of Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar, as the regular practice of this technique enhances the solar plexus, which increases one’s creativity and intuitive abilities. Sun salutations also help us to develop our capabilities and potential towards becoming a stable and smart person. Surya Namaskar is a set of 12 postures, preferably to be done at the time of sunrise. The regular practice of Surya Namaskar improves circulation of blood throughout the body, maintains good health and helps one remain disease-free. There are various benefits of Surya Namaskar for the heart, liver, intestine, stomach, chest, throat, legs. In short, from head to toe, every part of the body is greatly benefitted by Surya Namaskar, which is why it is highly recommended by all yoga instructors. The best time for Surya Namaskar is in the morning as it revitalises the body and refreshes the mind, making us ready to take on all tasks of the day. If done in the afternoon, it energises the body instantly. However, when done at a fast pace, Surya Namaskar is an excellent cardiovascular workout and a great way to lose weight easily.
Surya Namaskar also calms the mind and helps improves concentration among students and children. Regular practice of Surya Namaskar gives strength and vitality to the body, mind and soul. It is the best workout for the muscles and improves flexibility in spine or the back bone and limbs for our future athletes. Children as young as 5 years olds can start practicing Surya Namaskar to gain the vital energy easily.
Means union and the purpose are to teach the practioner of yoga, called yogi/yogini, how to achieve union or spiritual absorption into the supreme absolute or the Almighty. Yoga teaches us that our self identity is an illusion to be overcome. The yoga sutras of Patanjali were originally written in Sanskrit which is an Indo-European language. Sanskrit is the oldest of the Indo-European language still in active use. It is closely related to ancient Greek, Latin, Avestan and many other languages. It is the mother of Hindi/Urdhu, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali, and many other languages. Patanjali is one of the 18 siddhars in the Tamil Siddha Shaiva tradition. The truth is that nobody really knows much-not even exactly when the sage (Patanjali) lived. Like many other tales about the world’s spiritual heroes, the story of Patanjali’s birth has assumed mythic dimensions. One version relates that in order to teach yoga on earth, he fell from heaven in the form of a little snake, into the upturned plans (a gesture known as anjali) of his virgin mother, Gonika, herself a powerful yogini. Here he’s regarded as an incarnation of the thousand-headed serpent-king named Remainder (Shesha) or Endless(Ananta), whose coils are said to support the god Vishnu.
Man is composed of both physical objects that are visible and subtler objects like mind, intelligence, consciousness, ego and soul that are not visible. The body and the mind are in a state of constant interaction. The science of yoga does not dictate where the body ends and the mind begins, but approaches both as a single, integrated entity. The key is to integrate the two together, to union, thus the term yoga. Yoga Postures, while appearing to deal with the physical body alone, actually influence the chemical balance of the brain, which in turn improves one’s mental state of being. The purpose of yoga is to work both the mind and body. Yoga postures, for example, simultaneously calm and stimulate the brain. These postures activate and stimulate vital organs by supplying fresh blood to the brain, making it alert but relaxed. Yoga possesses the unique ability to calm the nerves. The nerves function as the medium between the physiological body and the psychological body. Practicing yoga has the holistic impact of relaxing the body and calming the mind.
Yogic exercises cater to the needs of each individual according to his or her specific needs and physical condition. They involve vertical, horizontal, and cyclical movements, which provide energy to the system by directing the blood supply to the areas of the body which need it most. In yoga, each cell is observed, attended to, and provided with a fresh supply of blood, allowing it to function smoothly. The mind is naturally active and dynamic, while the inner self is luminous. However, unhealthy bodies tend to have inert, dull, and sluggish minds. It is the practice of yoga which removes this sluggishness from the body and brings it to the level of the active mind. Ultimately, both the body and mind rise to the level of the illuminated self. The practice of yoga stimulates and changes emotional attitudes, converting apprehensiveness into courage, indecision and poor judgment into positive decision making skills, and emotional instability into confidence and mental equilibrium.
Is a practical philisophy that aims at uniting the body, mind and soul for health and fulfillment. A fit and flexible body can be developed through the practice of postures or yogasanas. YOGA has the power to calm the mind, increase your concentration and give the ability to cope with tension. It is a complete system for personal development, promoting total physical and spiritual well-being.