“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul creating the symphony of life.” Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices which was originated in India during ancient time. It is known to be a spiritual discipline which aims to bring harmony and perfect balance between your mind and body. The word “Yoga” is derived from Sanskrit language which means “to Join or unite”.
The practice of yoga is believed to be started thousands of years ago, long before the first religion or beliefs were being practiced and Lord Shiva is believed to be the first guru of Yoga. Yoga gurus from India later introduced yoga to the World, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century. By early 1980 yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the globe and now it is one of the most followed trends to stay fit and healthy.
Yoga can be practiced by anyone as an exercise on daily basis to fulfill the need of very active and demanding life especially teenagers and adults. It helps in coping with pressure of school, friends, family and work. Through yoga practice one can ease your mind and find solutions for your everyday problems and stress. It helps in easily accomplishing the connection between body, mind and nature.
It’s the time to celebrate yoga, every year 21st June is celebrated as International Yoga Day. And this year in India it will be celebrated at heritage locations and a special celebration is been planned at Statue of Unity, Gujarat. Like every year there is a special theme which is selected for this day this year the theme is “Yoga For Heart Care.”
As most people don’t have ample time to spend time at the gym or attend fitness classes, yoga is a blessing. What’s more, practicing yoga requires no favorable infrastructure, gadget or instrument, all you need is a quiet space and a mat. Yoga is not about being good at something, it’s about being good to yourself.
Stay Fit. Stay Healthy.