Yoga is a discipline involving breathing
techniques and postures called asanas. Asanas is a Sanskrit
word that literally means, 'to sit in a particular position'.
The word yoga means 'union'. More than an exercise program,
yoga seeks to create balance in life through the asanas,
proper diet, rest, meditation, good thoughts and action.
The result is an optimum health, wisdom, creativity
and peace of mind.
Meditation is another proven alternative therapies
broadly classified under the mind-body medicine. More
and more doctors are prescribing meditation as a way
to lower blood pressure, relieve insomnia and generally
relax the everyDay stresses of life. Meditation also
helps people with asthma to breathe easily.
Meditation is a safe way to have a balance in physical,
emotional, and mental states of people. Meditation lessens
suffering and promotes healing and has been practiced
for thousands of years now.
Yoga is radically different from more conventional
exercises, such as aerobics and weight training. Rather
than building muscular strength or cardiovascular fitness,
yoga brings the mind and body into a mutual state of
well-being, balance, ease and vibrant alertness.
The purpose and use of Yoga has undergone changes through
out its history. today Yoga is looked upon as a set
of techniques useful for achieving fitness in daily
life and prevention and cure of some specific diseases.
Many different varieties of yoga came to be practiced
for different purposes.
The main varieties of yoga include:
Bhaktiyoga (Yoga of Devotion)
Karamayoga (Yoga of duty or action)
Jnyanayoga (Yoga of Knowledge)
Hathayoga (Yoga of bodily performance)
The History of Yoga can be divided into the following
four broad categories:
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