Blog - What Matters is your presence on your Mat, And Not your History
“Fit is not a destination, it is a way of life”. If you choose to practice Yoga daily, the mind will stop making excuses not to practice. It brings stability through which we experience more freedom. Fitness is not only physical fitness but also mental fitness and social harmony. A 5000 year old art “Yoga” is an inclusive practice that integrates mental, physical and spiritual elements. A balance between the length of practice and the ability to practice leads to a positive mind and healthy life.
Today it is seen as a Vogue or as another form of exercise. In the recent world, where everyone is on a speed train to nowhere, people hardly sit back and reflect upon what this means for them. People are becoming daze, stressed and purposeless since time is running fast these days. To gain a sense of clarity and create an amicable, meaningful and congenial life experience, one needs to stay focussed, make priorities and better decisions on how to spend and control their time. This is a calming, inspirational and transformational experience. Yoga is the powerful tool to accomplish this. Modern day, yoga is perceived as a physical practice but it actually combines the total mind-body workout strengthening and stretching of poses.
With yoga asana, we bring energy and vitality to the bodies. “Doing anything with attention To How you feel is doing Yoga”. With breathing (pranayama) and meditation practices help foster good concentration, a healthy heart and help reduce stress related disorder. The practice of yoga allows students to find stillness in a world consumed with chaos. Focussed training leads to peace and tranquillity. A beginner should focus more on basic postures at a comfortable pace. This is called Hatha Yoga. Power Yoga which is adapted from Asthanga Yoga requires increased energy, focus and strength.
Yoga is a ‘Drug’ for depression. Yoga exercise can be a treatment for depression, anxiety and other mood disorder. Mental fitness is a way of peace.
Other than reducing stress, it makes our whole body fit and increases longevity. For fitness and good health, flexibility is an important indicator. It helps in flexible movement of knees, shoulders, elbows. Loss of flexibility can be associated with increased risk of injury and pain.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self”.