Who is fit for Yoga? You are fit for Yoga. He is fit for Yoga. I am fit for Yoga. All human beings without exception are fit for Yoga.
The spiritual fitness can be determined by our feeling of oneness, our desire for oneness. The tiniest drop has a right to feel the boundless ocean as its very own, or to cry to have the ocean as its very own. Such is the case with the individual soul and the Universal Soul.
The Shatkarma or the six purification techniques in Hatha Yoga are designed to make the body strong and healthy. ‘Shat’ means six and ‘Karma’ here means a method or technique. Shatkarmas are considered preparatory steps towards higher practices of pranayama and meditation. The ancient Rishis recognized the importance of a healthy body for all activities.
In today's era of globalization where there is a lot of competition, innovation and change, executives in all organizations cannot avoid tension, stress and anxiety in their day-to-day work. Only hardworking, disciplined, punctual and mentally alert executives can survive the work pressures and strike a balance between work life and personal life. They are exposed to stress and tension for long periods which may manifest in the form of many ailments like hypertension, high/low blood pressure, insomnia, depression, backaches, migraine, spondylitis, etc. This in turn results in overall decrease in the executive’s efficiency and productivity; consequently, there is a deterioration of human capital in the organization.
Yoga helps us in achieving all-round fitness. The key benefits of yoga are –
Holistic fitness package | Weight loss | Stress relief | Inner peace | Improved immunity | Living with greater awareness | Happy Mind | Increased energy | Better flexibility & posture | Better intuition
Yoga has gone through various transitions during the last fifty years but now has earned well deserved respect and recognition. At its core, yoga is both a physical and spiritual practice. But for most Americans, yoga is an exercise system that consists of a series of poses, postures and positions. Over twenty million Americans practice some form of yoga to stay fit and healthy.
Generally, people understand Surya Namaskar as an exercise: it strengthens your back, your muscles, etc. Yes, it definitely does do all that and more. It is quite a complete workout for the physical system – a comprehensive exercise form without any need for equipment. But above all, it is an important tool that empowers human beings to break free from the compulsive cycles and patterns of their lives.
In a vivid narration from Sadhguru, we take a look at the being who introduced yoga to humankind, the Adiyogi, the first yogi
Yoga is the science for all-round personality development.Yoga certainly can meet the challenge. It appears to be the right solution to modern man in all aspects of his life in general and the region of games and sports in particular. Let us now try to understand what we mean by an integrated personality development.
Sports and games have always been the enchanting offshoots of human instinct to enjoy life and be happy. In tune with the growth of man and the value system in the society around him, the intricacies and the goals of sports and games have changed.
Several myths about yoga have long been masquerading as facts. It’s time we demystify yoga, in Sadhguru’s words.
Surya Namaskar is an integrated and complete Bharatiya exercise. It not only encompasses the fitness of limbs, muscles and internal organs of the body but also promotes mental and spiritual development.
Sadhguru looks at the importance of the right kind of clothing during sadhana, and the need to avoid metallic objects on the body at this time.
By Linda Germanis
Let's take a look at a few tips and guidelines that can help you get the most out of your Hatha Yoga practice
Modern lifestyle has lost the harmony in mind-body relationship which has caused several stress-based diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart diseases and cancer. An attempt to prevent and treat these diseases triggered a search for better lifestyles and better strategies that converged on the rediscovery of ancient disciplines such as Yoga, combining lifestyles with potent infallible prescriptions for lasting mental peace as confirmed by clinical studies.
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Yoga is generally perceived as a combination of postures for stretching, and breathing techniques for calming and relaxation. A general yoga class introduces these yoga practices and while we benefit from these techniques, often the deeper and true understanding of yoga is left behind.
When we think about health, diet and exercise are typically the first things that come to mind. However, good health isn’t just about the physical body. Our mind and body are interconnected and affect each other tremendously.
I always thought that yoga was a cure-all. In fact I was absolutely convinced it was. That’s why it was so hard to believe that someone like me, a yoga teacher for over 23 years, could end up being a late onset adult type 1 diabetic.
“Ok yogis, in one word, describe what makes you happy and write it down on the little piece of paper in front of your mat,” our chipper teacher asked at the beginning of class. ”Huh?” My initial reaction was that I’m already happy and I know it. And I don’t need to clap my hands, thank you very much.
For six years, I had two jobs. It was the most devastating period of my life, being a mom and having two jobs. I am adept to home cooking as well, and in the end I worked like an automaton. I couldn't enjoy any moment of my life neither in work nor at home.
We all know how yoga helps us de-stress, calm down, wake up, and feel more alive. For many, however, yoga has literally been a lifesaver. These inspiring yogis show how their practice transformed their lives and helped them on the path to better health and a brighter future.
After a long day of work, my tired arms rolled out my yoga mat, ready to honor myself and my practice. Practicing at one of my favorite local yoga studios, I began stretching and adjusting my body for class.