International Yoga Day
21st June is celebrated as International Yoga Day worldwide
as June 21st is the longest day of the year in the northern
What is Yoga???
What yoga exactly means to you? Is it a form of exercise? Or a
religion, an ideology or a philosophy? Or it’s something completely different?
The literal meaning of yoga is “Union” derived from Sanskrit language.
Yoga is a disciple and invaluable gift of India and its 5000 years old
tradition. It has both spiritual and physical benefits. The aim of yoga
enthusiasts is completely different from one another. Some are inspired by the
Spiritual element that yoga gives, while others like the Fitness and
Flexibility that it shows up. For some people yoga provides solution for varied
Health Disorders while others have achieved an All-Round Development of a calm,
stress free life and healthy body.
Benefits of Yoga
Yoga is an art which helps in
controlling mind, body and soul. It brings down physical and mental disciplines
together in the coordination of each other to achieve a peaceful mind and body;
it manages stress, anxiety and gives relaxation.
Performing yoga everyday helps to increase the flexibility, strengthen
muscles and maintain body tone. It also improves vitality, energy and
respiration in the body system. Yoga is not only about stretching but can do
much more to your body from the way you feel to the way you look and move.
“Yoga helps to cure heart related problems like Heart Attacks as due
to change in the lifestyle more people are prone to heart attacks these days,
so according to American Heart Association it is believed that if an individual
practices yoga on a regular basis the chances of getting a heart attacks will
be lowered down as the flow of the blood in the blood vessels will be proper.
Doing yoga can also helps to maintain the blood sugar level in the body”, says
Padma Vibhushan & Dr. B C Roy National Awardee Dr. Purshotam Lal, Chairman
and Director – Interventional Cardiology, Metro Group of Hospitals.
Experts also believe that doing yoga and meditation helps to overcome Arthritis
and joint pain.
To live a healthy and stress free life every individual should do yoga
at least for 10-15 minutes daily.
10 minutes of yoga can help to transform your life! Whether you are
looking for health and joy or peace and love, or looking for success in the world
or inner exploration, these 10 minutes practices are designed in such a way
that they can cut through the struggle and help you to walk through in life with