Yoga: Sacred secret of a happy life
There is an inherent desire to be happy in every human being. The ancient sages, through inquiry about life, were able to reach a state of consciousness in which the secrets of healthier, happier ,and meaningful living were revealed to them. Sages called that secret, and sacred knowledge ‘yoga’.
The term ‘yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, meaning union; the union of the individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. The knowledge of yoga can be found in ancient scriptures dating back over 5,000 years. According to Hindu mythology, this knowledge was first revealed by Lord Shiva to his wife Parvati (also known as Shakti, the cosmic creative energy).
Yoga transcends any religion or culture. Its application is universal. Yoga is not merely a form of exercise for the body, but a path towards total harmony of body, mind, and spirit. It is ancient wisdom for a healthier, happier, and more peaceful way of living that ultimately leads to self-realization, the union with the Self.
The practice of yoga benefits the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga improves flexibility ,and strength,and corrects posture, and alignment of the body. It helps to regulate the digestive, endocrine, and circulatory systems. The internal organs are strengthened, and revitalized, leading to a healthy ,and youthful body. Lose weight, cure asthma, diabetes, heart problems, and many chronic diseases.
Yoga brings the mind to the present moment, improving clarity, and alertness in the mind. The mind becomes peaceful, and is able to deal with day- to-day stress. Decision-making, concentration and intuitive capabilities are enlivened in a calm mind. Greater energy, and enthusiasm are natural by-products of such a mind state. Read about Sri Sri Yoga
Sri Sri on Yoga
“Like a flower bud, human life has the potential to blossom fully. Blossoming of human potential to fullness is yoga. Yogash Chitta Vriti Nirodha. Restraining the thought activity of mind is yoga. A wave uniting with the depth is Yoga.
In this age of technology, we have cared very little for the emotional, and spiritual needs of the people. Neither at home nor in school, have we learned how to release negative emotions. Practice of yoga can release the tensions, negative emotions, and help one to live in the present moment. Either man worries about the future or gets stuck in the past. Yoga can help one get rid of it, and live in the present.”