The purpose of yoga and the benefits of yogas
Readers, Yoga has become very popular in the modern age and classes teaching yoga have opened up not only in India but all over the world. But sadly, various misconceptions about yoga have become more prevalent. As June 21 is being celebrated as World Yoga Day, today we will discuss yoga in detail and get the correct information about it.
The purpose of yoga:
Yoga is an invaluable gift from ancient Indian culture to mankind. This knowledge acquired by our ancient sages from the point of view of Arshadrishti was introduced in AD. In 2000 BC, Maharshi Patanjali gave it a classical form and divided it into eight steps. He has described these eight steps in his Granth Yogasutra. Hence this yoga path is called Ashtanga Yoga. Asana is the third step of Ashtanga Yoga. Thus yogas are not perfect yoga. Yoga is a way of living a well-organized life and its aim is the science of developing the unlimited power and consciousness of human beings. The practice of yoga gradually develops a person’s consciousness, which ultimately leads to self-realization.
Purpose of Yoga: Stability of mind is achieved through yoga, it gives restraint to the senses. At the root of each of our problems is thought. Emotions arise from thoughts, most of which are negative emotions such as fear, anxiety, frustration, hatred, jealousy etc. These feelings hurt. The aim of yoga is to take the mind away from these negative emotions in a positive direction, with the right practice of yoga one attains physical-mental health and experiences ultimate peace through spiritual experience. The different practices of yoga have the power to prevent certain ailments from occurring. Thus yoga acts as a shield against diseases.
The word ‘aas’ is derived from the original Sanskrit metal ‘aas’, which means ‘to sit’. The word ‘asana’ can be understood in two ways. One is ‘through which a person sits’ and the other means ‘on which a person sits’.
The first meaning refers to the state of body or mind. Such as Sukhasana – The mind experiences happiness by sitting in this asana, hence the name ‘Sukhasana’. Some of the asanas are named according to the position or posture of the body. Such as Padmasana. In this asana, the body is shaped like a lotus (padma), hence the name Padmasana. Moreover, in this asana, the state of mind also becomes like a thousand lotuses.
Maharshi Patanjali has said, ‘Sthir Sukham Asanam’ i.e. asana is a state in which the mind feels a constant feeling of happiness or comfort and in that state the body has to be kept stable.
Today we learn a nice, simple asana, which is an asana for meditation.
- Lay a thick comfortable chessboard on the first floor.
- Sit on a chessboard with your feet in front of your body.
- Hold the left foot with the right hand and press down on the right foot.
- In the same way press the right foot down to the left.
- Keep your neck, head and spine upright.
Keep your hands on your knees or in your lap and close your eyes. Keep your arms and back straight but be careful not to feel stress anywhere in the body.
Note: Sit in Sukhasana and focus on your breath, while breathing feel that with each breath a lot of positive energy, health, happiness is entering your body and with every exhalation anger, stress, frustration, tension is going out. ..
Imagine that you are sitting on a chariot of seven white horses and the chariot is descending through your breath into your heart, all over your body. Feel the movement of your breath moving inside your body and feel the connection of body, mind and breath. Gradually your breathing will become deeper and more regular and with it your thoughts will also decrease. You will also have less of an unprecedented idea. You will experience the bliss of an unparalleled peace. Your whole body will dance and zoom with unparalleled joy.
Don’t worry if you don’t experience this happiness in the beginning. Practice Sukhasana patiently every day. In the end you will experience it. Happy Yoga Day !
What time to do this?
This can be done early in the morning or in the evening. There are more benefits to doing in the morning, because in the morning there are less thoughts, the mind is cheerful and after doing asanas there is a feeling of freshness throughout the day. It is better to do asanas after bathing.
Always do this on an empty stomach. Do asanas only after an hour and a half after eating. Do not eat for an hour after doing this..
- This is a very excellent asana to relax. Helps to remove tension stored in Anahata Chakra. .
- Removes stiffness of spine, neck and shoulders.
- Helps in recovery from diabetes, high blood pressure and sexual dysfunction.
- Improves body-mind coordination. .
- Strengthens the calf and calf muscles.
- Helps in digestion and strengthens the muscles of the buttocks.
- Strengthens the waist.
- In the depths of the back, the muscles contract and expand simultaneously.
- The entire spine gets a steady pull from the front, benefiting each bead and its ligaments.
- This asana is more useful in dyspepsia.
- This is an instant reliever for those who have a lot of stress and anxiety. Hold for 3 minutes.
- Helps to strengthen the joints, ligaments, leg muscles and spine.
- As the blood flows to the head, all the tension in the spine, shoulders and neck is removed.
- Good asana as a helper in eliminating diabetes, gas, acidity, constipation and indigestion. .
- Helps to strengthen the back muscles and remove excess belly fat.
- This asana is extremely beneficial for those who suffer from diabetes, constipation, indigestion and nervous weakness. .
- Those who suffer from lumbar spondylitis and muscle pull should practice this asana.