THE BEST NOURISHMENT FOR YOUR BODY AND SOUL- YOGA

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How is Yoga beneficial for the mind and soul?

THE BEST NOURISHMENT FOR YOUR BODY AND SOUL- YOGA

                         

Peaceful, exhilarating, soothing, nourishing, these are some of the words that come to our mind when one says the word ‘Yoga’. The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” which means to attach, join or harness. Although Yoga has its roots in ancient Hindu and Buddhist scriptures, it is widely practiced today as well. Various communities and organizations across the globe have attributed great importance to Yoga as its benefits are manifold. Yoga establishes a harmonious balance between the body as well as the soul i.e. it aids physical as well as spiritual well-being.

Physical well-being:                                                          

  • Fit-ting in a healthy body: Research proves that Yoga not only helps to keep one fit but also helps in weight loss. Yoga thus helps one to reduce weight in a healthy manner. Further, those who actively practice Yoga are often mindful of their diet. They are more receptive to hunger sensations as well.
  • Cardiovascular fitness: Yoga helps to keep blood pressure in control as it calms the body. Further, it also helps diabetic patients with high blood sugar levels. The practice of Yoga works best to keep the cholesterol level in check as well. It thus lowers the risk of heart diseases.
  • Increases flexibility: Yoga is one of the best exercises which help to increase the flexibility of muscles. Yoga exercises a wide range of muscles and joints, the wide range of motions help to increase flexibility. Regular practice helps one to move deeper into a posture.

 

SPIRITUAL WELL BEING:

Yoga is not just for the body but also for the soul. It helps to attain a deep-rooted sense of calmness and can make the mind ecstatic and energetic. Here’s how Yoga helps the soul:

  • Helps to attain inner peace and spiritual awakening: The 21st century is highly challenging, not only for the young but also for the old. An average individual often remains stressed due to the pressures that worldly life puts on one’s shoulders. Yoga aims at generating a sense of calmness during difficult times and thus helps in finding the path to inner peace.
  • Mindfulness: Mindfulness is an act that has often been associated with Yoga. It refers to a sense of attentiveness. Yoga helps one to remain mindful of their thoughts, sensations as well as emotions. It helps one to fully enjoy and appreciate life irrespective of their hardships.
  • Self-discipline: Yoga works to control one’s thoughts and negative responses to stress. It helps one to let go of the negativity that holds them back in life. It attributes great importance to energies. According to the discipline, positive energies can help attract and manifest one’s desires.

 

Thus by establishing a connection between the body, mind, and soul, Yoga helps to make an individual strong- physically, mentally as well as emotionally. When one is in control of his/her emotions nothing can stop them from achieving the pinnacles of success. Further, it is the best treatment for numerous diseases and the best possible exercise to remain fit.                                                                                                                                                                                   

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