Enjoy the gift of life but do not get attached to this perishable body. Develop it as an instrument or a tool and consider your “self” as being a separate entity from the body created out of the union of five elements. With the help of Yoga, Pranayam, and Meditation now you can become an indestructible Atma (Soul). The human nature is the root cause of all the pain, grief and miseries. You have the ability to make your body obey your wishes. Believe in a purity of heart, concentrate on the truth to know the body and Atma are separate. Like the two sides of a coin, they live together always but never meet each other face to face. The regular practice of these valuable and simple tools helps to realize the truth of your Divinity within and in all the Jeevas (living beings) in the entire Universe. Each human being is passionate and craving for Inner Happiness but they are following the negative routs. That’s why millions of people are suffering from so many mental and physical ailments and are living in horrible conditions.
The population is increasing fast and the world looks more crowded. In spite of having tremendous achievements of modern civilization, today’s human beings seem less happy and tranquil than before, because our lives are going out of balance. The fast and materialistic life, rapidly increasing crowds and pollution, improper food, our overeating and munching all day long, irregular meals, lack of proper physical exercise and our negative attitudes are the reasons, which degenerate our health, disturb our minds and snatch our peace. With the practice of systematical yoga, we can once again start living in a natural way.
Once you start to practice yoga slow stretches, you will feel healthier, lighter and cheerful. You will experience a new person in you. Today’s materialistic world is full of mental stress and body tension. You are always running on a fast track, surrounded by people; never getting time to relax and complete all those projects you have already planned. The present speed and hyperactive actions of the modern world are damaging our tender minds. It is extremely important for us to get a deep understanding, patience, and control over the human monkey mind. The human mind is the one, most affected by environmental conditions. Meditation, breathing exercises and yoga postures are the only simple solutions. In this way, we can help slow down the detrimental, injurious and hurtful side effects and after effects, which are the result of environmental conditions and modern medicines. You may learn yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation from a qualified yoga instructor for a couple of months, and then practice in the privacy of your home and heal your mind and body while spending no money. Yoga means perfect health.
Yoga’s aim is to develop through gradual stages a special quality of mind, which can view, perceive reality, and acquire self-knowledge through the healthy and systematically functioning of the mind, body, and emotions. Yoga makes lazy people active and busy people relaxed. It is for anyone above nine years of age. Over twenty-six years ago, when I started teaching yoga exercises and volunteered my services in a non-profit organization in California, yoga was not accepted as a remedial form in this country at one time. As discussed here in the US, some people thought meditation is yoga, others said continuous practicing concentration is yoga and still others believed that sitting in groups and humming together is yoga. No doubt, meditation is one aspect of yoga and while practicing yoga postures and breathing exercises (Pranayam), one improves his or her concentration power for sure.
Pranayam, breathing exercises enliven the dead cells in our body, sharpen memory, enhance our health, and shed off our bad habits automatically. This also boosts energy in the body, strengthens bones and increases longevity.
Meditation calms mind and body and eventually helps the soul to connect us with the Source. It also helps acquire divine knowledge. This happens only if we put our mind to work. When we focus and fix our mind on our breath while performing any yoga Kriya or a posture, our body follows and then our Soul joins too. In this way, yoga connects mind, body, and Soul.
Yoga means control on the mind, discipline over the body and preaches no religion at all. It is for the common person, whatever his, her profession, nationality, religion, color, age, or sex, helps enhance mental and physical health. Yoga is India’s ancient science of life, for perfect health, and now accepted by all over the world. Since people are sick and tired of modern pharmaceutical medicines; I want my American friends to benefit from my rich culture and spiritual heritage.
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The only way to achieve and maintain a great body, beauty and an attractive figure is to do exercise regularly. Here I will be explaining and discussing Yoga and Yoga postures. What is Yoga? The word Yoga means union, which implies the union of mind body and soul. In fact, it has a scientific base and it consists of very well defined exercises from head to toe, whose benefits are marvelous. In simple words, yoga means control on mind and discipline over the body. It opens avenues to awareness and awareness is a flame that removes the ignorance. Yoga is for everyone, men, women, teenagers and for all ages. I have seen many active adults, who practice yoga exercise regularly, are enjoying great health, as they look young and vibrant.
“WHEN WE SEEK HAPPINESS IN WORLDY THIINGS WE ARE VERY POOR.
WHEN WE SEEK HAPPINESS IN CONSCIOUSNESS WE BECOME VERY RICH”
Are you looking cure for Insomnia? There are innumerable cures offered by the modern day medical science. You will find hundreds of these pills over the counter and prescription medicines. These pills may not give you sleep, but definitely will give side effects of addiction to these drugs. Why not to look for alternative methods, where there is no pill needed. Practice Breathing exercises Pranayam, Anulom Vilom, Kapalbhati, Bhramri and Bhastrika every day, empower yourself and change your life. These simple breathing exercises will not give you only sound sleep at night, but also you will feel increased vital energy in your body. Continue reading “Yoga for Insomnia”