Yoga is the physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline, which was originated by ancient Yogis Practising yoga can improve strength, stamina, and flexibility. It helps us to keep our bodies and mind healthy and fit. It encourages better sleep and improves digestion. It can help with weight management; improve muscle tone, increase coordination, and physical self-reliance.
Yoga can improve posture, reduce stress levels, and encourage concentration. Both physically and mentally, yoga can provide immense benefits – all of which are achievable in a very short period of time. Despite our best intentions, many of us are not able to maintain a regular program of exercise, citing either a lack of time or space to do so. Yoga can be done
anywhere. You can practice in your lounge or in your bedroom. You can even practice with other people around if that is the only way you can manage it. So instead of feeling that you can’t fit your life around yoga, fit yoga into your life.
Yoga requires nothing of you except whatever time you choose to give it. Whatever stage you are in in your life and no matter what you are faced with, yoga is constant and undemanding.
There are eight limbs of Yoga so yoga is called “Ashtanga Yoga” by sage Patanjali.
Yama leads to pure and behavior with others. It has five parts Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, brahmacharya, and Aparigrah.
Niyamas are connected with the individual’s body senses and conscience. By adhering to them regularly the mind becomes truthful, pure, and grand. This also has five parts Shauch, Santosh, Tapa, Svadhyaya, and Ishwar Pranidhan.
Asana is connected with physical activity. This removes restlessness, instability, laziness and obesity from the body and provides satvik glow and grandeur.
Pran control is pranayama. If the plan is in one’s control then the longevity of life, strong resolve, peace, and happiness can be achieved. In the exalted state of Pranayama, the inherent power of Kundalini gets awakened.
When senses for their own satisfaction go after the material object, controlling them by not letting them go to the material object is partyahar.
Concentrating wholly on a single point or on a task in which one is completely engrossed. The practice of dharna should move from tangible to intangible and from visible to invisible.