Blog By: Sonali Shukla
“Swami Vivekananda proclaimed
‘Each soul is potentially Divine. The goal is to manifest this Divinity within, by controlling Nature-external and internal. Do it either by work or worship, psychic control or philosophy; by one or more, or all of these and be free’.
The word Yoga in literal terms means “Union” and “union with the divine”. Though this word today signifies athletic people curling up their bodies into jaw dropping positions, the word roots to the sense of spirituality and self-realization while physically relaxing your body.
While yoga does involve stretching and relaxing, it has much more to offer than that. People of all sort, irrespective of their ages, shapes and size can adapt to Yoga and can reap its benefits.
So the idea that yoga may not be for us, needs reconsideration. Listed below are the reasons why one should begin doing yoga right away:
- No gym, Yoga is your workout
Yoga has exercises and routines suited to each person’s comfort level and body type. No matter which form you do, it would always provide you benefits of a workout.
- You connect with your body
The stretching and exercises which yoga routines include is aimed at improving strength and stamina of a person. Therefore, while you’re taking your body from one position to another, you get in tune with your body, knowing when something is working out and when it isn’t.
- For that goodnight’s rest
Before your head hits the hay, a sequence of yoga movements can provide you that sound sleep you’ve been longing for. Also, many yoga routines involve a cool down session at the end, which helps introspect pain areas and alleviate pain in the process, resulting into a good sleep.
- To keep up with physical and mental strength
It is an absolute no brainer that yoga helps build mental and physical strength. Since yoga is a combo of mental and physical investment, the breathing exercises strengthen your lungs and lunges while the meditation helps you connect to the moment, improving your focus and concentration level.
- Improve your posture:
You may start of as slouchy and stoopy but over the time with yoga postures that require you to sit straight with your back erect, your back will be sculpt to a fine state, which will make you walk taller, increasing your personality and self-confidence.
Yoga will not provide you temporary relief but will improve your life for better. Yoga gives you a deeper perspective and allows you to process everything that happens, thereby improving situations.
Therefore, adopt yoga for better and lead a peaceful life.
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