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Yoga, the secret of postures in keeping you healthy

Updated on March 30, 2010


yoga, stay healthy, stay fit!
yoga, stay healthy, stay fit!

'Anyone who practices can obtain success in yoga but not one who is lazy. Constant practice alone is the secret of success.”

Yoga is the conventional corporeal and cerebral disciplines, which aims at keeping both the mind and the body healthy and fit. With its history rooted in the ancient scriptures the yoga asanas or yoga postures were once in practice in India by the sages to keep their mind and body healthy and stress free. That was indeed the beginning of the journey of yoga, the science of postures.

A 5000 years old science, yoga has a rich history of its own. The teachings of yoga were first imparted neither in a classroom nor in the Gurukul, but on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Lord Krishna is said to be the first to impart knowledge on yoga to Arjuna,. However, realistically it is only after 1500 years later when the Indian sage Patanjali for the benefit of humankind penned down the 195 aphorisms (sutras) in his “Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali”, yoga as the science of posture gained a dimension.

Yoga is not all about body postures but is a philosophy rather a set of series, which define the learning principles. Quite contrary to popular believe or perceptions yoga postures are therefore not just a set of rules on how to touch your toes or bend your body but its all about paying attention to your body’s need. Yoga is the science of posture, a procedure of learning correct breathing process. Conscious Yoga is therefore not the way of forcing or straining yourself but a system to understand your mind and body. It is thus wont be a hyperbole to say that right yoga is the process of  learning “how to do things right, do less that gets you more!”

Yoga enhances your strength, vigor, energy, flexibility and above all your  level of endurance. Accordingly, your mind and body then unite with each other while becoming even more poised and balanced. Eventually, you will that it indeed takes  much less energy to move through the day.

Yoga, the secret of health is thus apt for all, irrespective of caste, creed, age, gender, colour or religion. From the poorest to the richest, from the healthiest to the sickest yoga happens to be the science of posture in ensuring quality life.

Benefits of yoga

  • Yoga brings down stress while enhancing your  power of relaxation
  • Yoga boosts physical strength, stamina and flexibility
  • Yoga increases concentration and self control
  • Yoga boosts functioning of the immune system
  • Yoga cleanses and improves overall organ functioning and improves blood circulation
  • Yoga bestows peace of mind while offering you a more positive approach towards life
  • Above all yoga infuses a sense of balance and internal harmony




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      deepanjana 7 years ago

      Yes, it's indeed relaxing try some of the mudra yoga also...

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      martycraigs 7 years ago

      I've recently started taking a yoga class and have found it to be great. To be honest, though, I also find it a bit difficult. I'm not the most flexible person, and neither do I have superior balance. But I'm working at it and hope to improve with every class! It is very relaxing.