Human beings are made up of three components – body, mind and soul corresponding these there are three needs – health, knowledge and inner peace. Health is a physical need, knowledge is our psychological needs and inner peace is spiritual need when all three are present then there is harmony.
Yoga gives us relief form countless ailments at the physical level. The practice of the postures (Asanas) strengthen the body and create a feeling of well being. From the psychological viewpoint, yoga sharpens the intellect and aid in concentration; it steadies the emotions and encourages caring for others.
The practice of breathing techniques (pranayama) calms the mind. In the realm of spiritual yoga brings awareness and the ability to be still. Through meditation inner peace is an experience. Thus, yoga is a practical philosophy involving every aspect of a person’s being. It teaches the evolution of the individual by the development of self-discipline and self- awareness. Anyone irrespective of age, health circumstancesof life and religion can practice yoga. Yoga helps to discipline our sense of power with the power of our own.
The essence of yoga is to make the process of life as efficient and enjoyable as possible. In the beginning it is essential that we learn not only what the stretches are, but how to stretch, how to relax and how to breath etc. then we will be ready to work out safely, yoga does not bringaway the qualities of genuinity, wholesomeness, compassion, but rather instils them within us. It teaches us that loves heals the giver at least as much power of community, union, harmony, yoga and free and fair civilization. It is our birthright to have access to this information it is a sign of our wisdom if we use it, our enlightenment if we share it.
As we start practising simpleasanaswe will immediately find out what needs attention the most while giving it the attention it calls for. The effects are immediate and the results keep becoming more apparent. The longer and more often we engage in the pure self – indulgent healing art of yoga. The more it will have a healing effect on us. Yoga is no less magical than the power of life itself. It unlocks life’s wonder and unleashes hidden energies.
Through this art, ,everyone can experience the Divine and enjoy the ecstasy of freedom from pain and ignorance apart from other gracious rewards like longevity and happiness. It has taken time for us to wind ourselves up in a knot. Naturally, it takes time to unravel. If we are still breathing, it is never too soon or late to start yoga.