Hands reaching for the sky , toes in upward direction , inhale and exhale
These are the basics of performing the Taadh Asana , which benefits its practitioner with strong calf muscles , helps in balancing the blood pressure levels.
Just like the Taadh Asana , yoga provides a plethora of asanas , exercises and methods of practice which helps one to connect with their own self. In other words, yoga is not just a workout medium to lose weight or make muscles , it is a way of life.
If we look back in time, yoga has an enriched history. To start with , the word YOGA is derived from the Sanskrit word “ YUJ “ which means “ to unite “ .
This union is referred to :
- Mind with your body
- Integrating with your surroundings and nature
- Individual consciousness with universal consciousness
Mythology has it that lord shiva is considered to be the first yogi. That old is this practice , our history , our mythology both consists of yogic practices which defines a way of life. Yoga has got very deep roots in our Ancient times , but it has now started to sprout new roots as well in the modern times. Therefore , there exists a modern and an ancient perspective of yoga.
Ancient Vs Modern Perspective
- According to Ancient times , people used yogic practices to heal various ailments, but it was not seen as just a means to remove diseases but instead it led it’s practitioner to an all-round
- The modern day perspective has extracted lot many goals from yoga , like treatment of diseases , physical fitness , de-stressing etc . In today’s time also , yoga renders an all-round wellness but it has now more to offer other than
Yoga since ancient times has its various branches which always caters to different areas of the human well-being. In the present times as well , we can see that yoga has a number of branches providing all-round wellness and more
Types of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
· Karma Yoga
· Bhakti yoga
· Jana yoga
· Raja Yoga
· Hatha Yoga
Types of Yoga in present time
· Kundalini yoga
· Vinyasa yoga
· Ashtanga yoga
· Power yoga
· Aerial Yoga
All these various forms of yoga thus looks after the all-round wellbeing of a yogi. Be it ancient times or present times yoga has always been the efficient way of leading a healthy life.
“ Like a flower bud , human life has the potential to blossom fully. Blossoming of human potential to further is yoga “
Yoga helps one to life their life to its fullest. It is thus also defined as a “ Rhythmic Meditation “ of the body wherein each asana is like a meditation in rhythmic flow form , you focus on your breathing rhythm and you feel each moment of your life alive on this soil.