Yoga Therapy – THERAPEUTIC YOGA
Practicing the recommended yoga asanas will first rejuvenate the body and then tackle the causes of the ailment. Yoga can help to improve and heal parts of the body that are injured, traumatised or neglected. Movement of the body in asanas stimulates injured joints, muscles or organs by increasing the flow of blood to these parts. The practice of yoga also increases the pain threshold.
The word yoga originated from the Sanskrit version of ‘Yuj’ which means to unite, to join, to harness, to yoke, to contact, or to merge. Yoga means union or reunion between soul and supreme soul or the merging of body, mind and the soul. It is the union between the individual self and the universal self or in our common lingo, we merge ourselves with the prapanjam (universe). One has to detach from the physical world or all the materialistic form in life to experience the very basic of yoga principles. Yoga is a journey of experience to meet the ultimate almighty in the universe around us and beyond our imaginations.
In India, from time of immemorial, many great sages sacrificed their entire lives to reveal the secrets of human nature and existence. They pursued this research on yoga without any expectation in return and eventually published all their results throughout India in various forms. They were so dedicated to the extent of staying in the primary jungles for years in the extreme nature facing all the challenges in the wild. Eventually, they found many secrets, mysteries and the power of the nature and the human beings and their relationships. Finally, the word yoga was found at the end of their ultimate journey and now the whole world is experiencing it for free. The word yoga eventually became so common till no one can avoid this word in their life.
Currently yoga is being practiced throughout the world to achieve success, progress, health, wealth, etc. Yoga is both a philosophy and science not only in India but also among everyone in this world because it deals with almost everything and anything. The connection between human and universe is still being a research subject among many scientists due to its perpetual benefits to all human being. Yoga is therapeutic for all and it can be practiced easily by anyone with interest and desire to achieve universal peace. Yoga, being the most ancient science of spiritual self-development, is based on the laws governing the natural forces or the life force within us towards liberation and enlightenment.