Benefit of Yoga in our daily lifestyle:-
Benefit of yoga and its effectiveness in our daily life style are:-
Yoga is the combination of physical, mental and spiritual practices which originated in ancient India. It has rapidly changed the way that people look themselves and the world.
Today, what is thought to be Yoga is the way people through their self-consciousness and soul looks outwardly to the universe. Therefore, it is the union of individual consciousness or soul with that of universal consciousness and spirit.
Yoga is basically combination of two language of body: Asanas and Pranayamas:
It is the Sanskrit name for physical posture. They are performed in combination of breath. The postures that the yogi’s practice is combined with breathe: inhalation & exhalation.
Benefits of Asanas:
- increasing in Flexibility of the spine.
- The joints become more mobile.
- The muscles receive a plentiful supply of blood and relaxed and toned
- Organ and glandular activity is stimulated and regulated.
- Improvement in the immune system
- Normalization and Stabilization of blood circulation and pressure.
- Calmed and strengthened nervous system.
- The skin becomes clear and fresh.
The second pillar of yoga is pranayamas. It is the control and regulation of breathe. With every breathe, we observe not only oxygen but also ‘Prana’- cosmic energy and basic elements of life and consciousness. Healthy and wholesome vegetarian diet are good source of Pranas.
Benefits of Pranayamas:
- Preservation of the body’s health
- As well as purification of the blood
- Also, improvement in the absorption of oxygen
- Also helps on strengthening the lungs and heart
- As well as regulation of blood pressure
- Regulation of the nervous system
- Supporting the healing process and healing therapies
- Increasing resistance to infection
- Elimination of stress, nervousness and depression.
- Inner balance
- Release of energy blockages.
Branches of Yoga Practices:
- Hatha Yoga: It focuses on postures with combination of breath that gives flexibility to the body and relaxation to the brain. It encourages the practitioner to bring proper body alignment with calmness to the practitioner (to aware people of their internal states while helping people remain calm).
- Karma Yoga: This discipline focuses on selfless action to strive for perfection. It focuses on selfless service to others which happens to be a larger part of one’s self.
- Mantra Yoga: Before getting into the mat and before getting out of the mat, mantras are chanted to calm your mind. It combines sound, body and mind. You don’t have to be doing yoga to practice mantra yoga.
- Bhakti Yoga: Bhakti yoga is used when people strive to see love and divinity in everything. Thus, practitioner worships endlessly. It is the path to self-realization, to let oneself be attached to everything around him/her.
- Jnan/ Gyana Yoga: It is the path to discover reality where the reality is practiced through insight, practice and knowledge.
- Raja Yoga: Also known as meditation, Raja yoga is done to have control over mind and soul. It is the heart of yoga. It deals directly with energy and consciousness. The goal of every human is to achieve conscious union with limitless energy. So, for this purpose meditation is widely practiced.