YOGA – THE PATH TO PERFECT HEALTH

June 25th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   1 Comment »
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How to stay fit and healthy? One would say jogging is one way of staying healthy, exercise is the other – but I would say here that yoga makes you a healthy and a complete person. Yoga is a unique gift from India to the world and its benefits have not been understood by many. It is the simplest, easiest and inexpensive way of staying fit.

Path to Peace

Yoga teaches you the unique methods to combine the mind and soul together and brings these two as one, resulting in a perfect blend of physical and mental alertness. Please note that everyone on this earth has his due share of problems, you included, and a free mind is very important for maintenance of good health.

 The teachings of Yoga are scripted nearly three thousand years ago in the Vedic scriptures. In those times, meditation was the only method by which the ancient seers tried to preach things – viz. tranquility, together with a sense of freedom, where thoughts and worries cease, and there is no stress, strain or fear. Fear is your worst enemy. 

What is peace of mind? It is a state of inner calmness and can be experienced while being engaged in some kind of an absorbing or interesting activity, a deviation from the daily chores, such as while being with someone you love, while reading a book or while enjoying a stroll on the sand at the beach. This means that if you divert your attention and think of something else- you can get away from the day to day problems of life, thereby giving peace to your mind.. Gradually the habit of staying peaceful is inculcated.

 
 Types of yoga

Karma Yoga – Karma means work. Karma yoga means Yoga through work- yoga is the skill in work.

Bhakti yoga: The Yoga of devotion towards whom you pray.

(For more – http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/extra/bl-yoga-types-1.htm)

Benefits of Yoga

 At the physical level, yoga and its practice have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders. Yoga has positions that act upon the various joints of the body including those joints that are never really thought of, let alone exercised. It has been found that the body which may have been quite rigid starts experiencing  flexibility in even those parts which have not been consciously worked upon. Various yoga positions act upon certain parts of the body in a different manner. Yoga is perhaps the only form of activity which massages all the internal glands and organs of the body in a thorough manner, including those that hardly get externally stimulated during our entire lifetime. This massage of the organs in turn benefits us by keeping away disease and provides forewarning of a likely onset of any sickness.

.Cure of Disorders

Yoga has cure for all body illness and this has been proved beyond doubt because those who have benefited have spoken out openly, in India as well as other parts of the world. Yoga also helps you burn extra fat and helps you loose weight without dieting as it will throw out the unwanted waste matter which is cluttered inside your body. What is fat – it is the unwanted clutter inside you that needs to be thrown out, otherwise you become bulky.
 
Internal Cleaning

We are aware that all the holes and pores of our body are full of ‘waste’ material which requires removal and cleaning, like garbage, everyday. This accumulation of waste material will make you fat. You can go to the toilet and empty you’re under belly – clean your eyes nose and ears and be happy – but how to clean your insides? Deep breathing helps you to clean up your – sinuses, food pipe, larynx, upper abdomen and fills up your lungs with extra oxygen making the lungs more elastic, and thereby you get the required stamina. The stretching exercises help you maintain proper blood circulation to your muscles, and provide flexibility to your body thus giving you the requisite strength. Different exercises ensure that the left and right side of your abdomen are also cleaned together with your lower abdomen.

So friends, do yogic exercises under proper guidance, stay cool and remain fit.

 
Ravi Matah

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One Response to “YOGA – THE PATH TO PERFECT HEALTH”

  1. Purti Kathpalia Says:

    yes indeed….iv started practising yoga and its like my body is on sum repair spree..iv been gymin 4 quite sum time..but that is only d xternal maintenance…yoga is detoxifyin + healing n maintaing d internal systems which v obviously cnt take much care of in our busy routine life which is full of eyes gettin red by d end of d day or lot of back ache!! nyway v well written lik alwaz…CC TO BABA RAMDEV JI PLZ :)

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