Yoga - The Importance of Yoga Poses:
The Importance of Yoga Poses:
Man is a physical, mental and spiritual being; yoga helps promote a balanced development of all the three. Other forms of physical exercises, like aerobics, assure only physical well-being. They have little to do with the development of the spiritual or astral body.
The ultimate goal of yoga is, however, to help the individual to transcend the self and attain enlightenment. As the Bhagavad-Gita says, “A person is said to have achieved yoga, the union with the Self, when the perfectly disciplined mind gets freedom from all desires, and becomes absorbed in the Self alone.”
Yoga is not a religion; it is a way of living whose aim is ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’.
Yogic exercises recharge the body with cosmic energy This facilitates
- Attainment of perfect equilibrium and harmony.
- Promotes self- healing.
- Removes negative blocks from the mind and toxins from the body
- Enhances Personal power
- Increases self-awareness
- Helps in attention focus and concentration, especially important for children
- Reduces stress and tension in the physical body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
- Helps you “stay regular” by stimulating the digestive system.
- The twisting postures in yoga release harmful toxins from internal organs and boost the immune system.
- Improves circulation, thereby reducing acne, the signs of aging, and other skin disorders.
- Aids weight loss.
- Reduces stress and tension.
- Tones muscles and increases flexibility, strength, and stamina.
The aspirant feels rejuvenated and energized. Thus, Yoga bestows upon every aspirant the powers to control body and mind.