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Yoga - the perfect mean to maintain the right balance between body, mind and soul.

Synonymous with absolute health, Yoga in India represents its ancient cultural heritage. It is the prefect way of life, which maintains the right balance between the body, mind and soul. In Sanskrit the term 'Yoga' means 'Union', here union refers to the union between body, mind and spirit. Yoga in India depicts an ancient scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India thousands of years back.

India Yoga encompasses physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation aimed at tapping our highest potential, maintaining good health and enjoying a happy life. Longevity is another benefit connected with Yoga India. It is a science which affects not only the conscious self but the subconscious, too.

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Swami Vivekananda has beautifully described Yoga as follows : "To the worker, it is union between men and the whole of humanity; to the mystic, between his lower and Higher Self; to the lover, union between himself and the God of love; and to the philosopher, it is union of all existence. This is what is meant by Yoga."

The major branches of India Yoga in Hindu philosophy encompass Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Hatha Yoga.

  • Hatha Yoga or the Yoga of postures: It involves physical poses or Asana, Breathing Techniques or Pranayama, and Meditation to achieve healthy body and peaceful mind.
  • Bhakti Yoga or the Yoga of Devotion: It is all about devotion towards the almighty and seeing divine in everyone and everything.
  • Raj Yoga or the Yoga of Self control: This branch focuses on meditation. It teaches self-discipline.
  • Jnana Yoga or the Yoga of the mind: It is the yoga of the mind. It focuses on human wisdom to surpass one's limitations.
  • Karma Yoga or the Yoga of service: It is the path of service for the good of humankind.
  • Tantra Yoga or the Yoga of rituals: It is about using rituals to experience spirituality. It raises the consciousness by opening creativity.

Stages of Yoga

  • Yamas- Yamas (abstentions or restrains)
  • Niyamas- Niyamas (observances)-austerities, purity, contentment, study, surrender of the ego
  • Asanas- Physical postures or exercises
  • Pranayama- Control of vital energy (Breathing control)
  • Partyahara- Withdrawal of the senses
  • Dharana- Concentration of the mind (Contemplation)
  • Dhyana- Meditation
  • Samadhi- Attainment of The super conscious state

Benefits of Yoga

  • Brings down stress and enhances powers of relaxation
  • Boosts physical strength, stamina and flexibility
  • Bestows greater powers of concentration and self control
  • Inculcates impulse Control
  • Helps in rehabilitation of old and new injuries
  • Intensifies tolerance to pain and enhancing mental clarity
  • Boosts functioning of the immune system
  • Enhances posture and muscle tone
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Results in healthy and glowing skin
  • Cleanses and improves overall organ functioning
  • Bestows peace of mind and a more positive outlook to life
  • Infuses a sense of balance and internal harmony
  • Helps in attaining higher level of consciousness

Yoga Myths

  • Yoga is just a form of exercise
  • Yoga is an activity which demands huge amount of money
  • Yoga can be taught by anyone (Always learn yoga from a trained teacher)

Yoga endows its practitioner with highly sophisticated physical prowess.

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