What is Yoga and how can it change our life?

Posted by Dr.Tanushree (PT) on Jun 21, 2019 10:51:58 AM

The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root “Yug” meaning etymologically connecting, uniting. It is an ancient philosophy that proposes to its practitioners a healthy and correct way of life, teaching to explore and to develop the physical, energetic, emotional and mental capacities that we all have. Yoga teaches us in a practical way a path to be traveled towards the fullness of our being.

What is Yoga and how can it change our life-Blog

When we deeply experience Yoga, we discover that we have everything within us that we need to enjoy a happy and fulfilling life. Those who practice with correctness, regularity, and enthusiasm discover that it is possible to have an intense life, full of vigor, and at the same time replete with tranquility and balance.

Although its highest goals transcend physical well-being to a large extent, we are aware of the importance of this area in all of our lives, so we briefly outline some of the benefits of regular practice.

  • It works the muscular system at the level of tonicity and flexibility, preparing it to support all day-to-day activities with vigor and energy.
  • It acts on the skeletal and articular system, strengthening or recovering the resistance and mobility of these structures essential for long active life.
  • It consolidates and harmonizes the proper functioning of the whole network of the nervous system, fundamental in the action of other systems of the organism. Help contain stress and overcome depressive symptoms as well as sleep disturbances.
  • It stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation while allowing an excellent distribution of energy throughout the body and a greater capacity to eliminate toxins. It stimulates the body's defenses and gives the immune system the ability to fight effectively against external aggression.
  • It acts intensely on the organs stimulating them through various physical and mental practices to exert their functions generously, promoting the rebalancing of their functioning if for some reason they are affected.
  • Respiratory techniques regulate the proper functioning of the airways, guarantee the maximum absorption of oxygen and reciprocal expulsion of impurities from the body, providing an excellent distribution of this energy by the cells of the organism.
  • Increases and regulates the action of the endocrine glands, responsible for the healthy growth of children and young people and the psycho-physical balance of adults and seniors.
  • It enables an extraordinary connection between the body and the mind, allowing in this way a broad sense of our physical and emotional needs. The application of a positive philosophy in daily life and the use of specific techniques that are part of Yoga stimulates joy and contentment, allowing us to overcome emotional difficulties sometimes rooted for many years.

It teaches us above all a set of principles of ethical conduct, a way of being in life with quality, integrity, and joy. It points out paths of disciplined and attentive freedom which culminate in the goal which is also a final experience of Yoga - the Samadhi - Supreme Meditation. The application of Yoga disciplines and techniques increasingly extends the conscious awareness of the grandeur of Being and the connection to the Cosmos of which we are part, allows us to discern our authentic dimension, made of EXISTENCE-CONSCIOUSNESS-BLISS (Sat-Chit-Ananda).

Topics: Key to Wellness, Lifestyle Choices, Fitness, Yoga, Health

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