yoga has its origin thousands of years ago in India. It has originated from a universal desire to attaining happiness and getting rid of sufferings.
According to Yogic lore, Shiva is considered the founder of Yoga.
A number of seals And fossils remains of indus Valley civilization, dating back to 2700 BC indicates that yoga was prevalent in Ancient India. however, systematic reference of yoga is found in pathanjali’s yogadarsana
Maharshi patanjali systematized the yogic practices. after pathanjali, many sages/yogis contributed to its development and as a result yoga has now spread all over the world. In this sequence,on 11th December 2014 the United Nations General Assembly with 193 members approved the proposal to celebrate june 21 ‘international yoga day’
yoga has become very popular not only in our country but also in many other parts of the world.
yogic practices Lead to the development of holistic health.
yoga specifically means a connection of body and mind. It contributes to the promotion and maintenance of healthy body and sound mind. we can develop abilities like agility,balance, coordination, strength and flexibility by performing yogic practices.These also improve physical , mental and emotional health. It also helps in better functioning of all the systems of the body yoga thus helps in overall well-being of a person..
Yoga is a healthy way of life, originated in India. Now, it is believed to be a form of science accepted all over the world. The Western culture is also accepting it as a healthy form of scientific exercise.
Yoga for a common person contains the practises of yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, prathyahara, kriya, and meditation,which are helpful to keep oneself physically fit, mentally alert and emotionally balanced. This ultimately prepare ground for the spiritual development of an individual.
The word “yoga is derived from Sanskrit root yuj” which means join ‘or unite’ This may be taken as the Union of body, mind and soul,and is used in the literature both as an end as well last means. As an end, yoga signifies ‘integration of Personality’ at the highest level. As means, yoga includes various practices and techniques which are employed to achive the development of such integration.
Good head is the right of every human being. But this right depends on individual,social and environmental factors.
Along with the environmental or social factors to a large extent, we can develop a better immune system and a better perception of oneself so that other conditions do not affect us adversely and we can achieve good health.
Health is a positive concept. Positive health does not mean merely freedom from disease, but it also include a jubilant and energetic feeling of well-being with an amount of general resistance capacity to Easily cultivate immunity against the scientific offending agents.
Yoga is one of the most powerful Drug less system of treatment. It is having its own concept of wellness which has been scientifically understood and presented by many. Yoga can be adopted as a lifestyle for promoting our physical and mental health. yoga helps in the development of strength, stamina, endurance and high-energy at physical level.
It also empowers oneself with increased concentration, calm, peace and contentment at mental level leading to inner and outer harmony.