Yoga is a discipline that dates back to thousands of years and is regarded as one of the best practices known to calm the inner self. The practice aims to attain self-realization, by improving the inherent power of an individual in a balanced way. This discipline was founded by saints and sages, who presented a rational interpretation of their experiences and formulated a practical and scientifically sound method to be available within everyone’s reach. We have reached an era where Yoga isn’t solely limited to its founders. It has extended its reach all across the globe and has created a worldwide acceptance over the past decades. The techniques and science behind this discipline have been modified to align with the modern lifestyle and sociological needs of individuals.  The very first mention of Yoga was in the Rig Veda, one of the oldest sacred texts. This spiritual discipline is based on a subtle science that aims to bring about harmony between the body and the mind.

The Father of Yoga, Maharishi Patanjali combined multiple aspects of yoga and called them “Yoga Sutras” or aphorisms. He advocated “Ashtanga Yoga”; the eight-fold path of yoga that facilitates the all-round development of human beings. These components are Yama, Niyama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Asana, Pranayama, Dhyana and Samadhi. These components bring about physical discipline, help in the regulation of breath, restraining the sense organs, and promote contemplation and meditation. These techniques play an important role in the prevention of diseases such as psychosomatic disorders and promote overall health. It has benefited people at large and continues to blossom with each passing day.

Last updated on October 1st, 2022 at 02:12 pm