In fact, there is no better multifaceted remedy for today’s living environment than yoga. That’s what people who have traveled to many places and done various body-mind practices have said after experiencing yoga.
When yoga works on many platforms like body, breath, soul, personality and mind, the experience is amazing. Many times I have heard it said that it works like magic. That’s because it works on many levels and the full benefits are rapture-like.
Exercise and yoga
As far as our country is concerned, there are few people who exercise daily. Muscles become tight due to lack of exercise. There will be more grip. There will be a lot of pain, so the volume of breath (in-out) is often low.
Therefore, the mind does not remain in one position, it moves and plays. Many thoughts run through the mind at the same time. They tend to wander like a cannapin and become a disturbance, giving way to irritation, anger, and stress.
Due to this, many organs do not work properly. Sleep will not be good, digestion will not be good, peace will not be felt.
As a result, the required energy will not be there, thoughts will become less healthy and decisions will be confused. Happiness will be less. Due to this there may be drinking and smoking habits etc. Some would have become very irritable. Suspicion and mistrust will rise.
What is the circle of friends and daily habits of such people? What are the thoughts like? Will they be loved and valued? So on others?
What do you get?
Anything can happen if one does not take proper care of oneself. It doesn’t happen in a day or a month. A habit that develops over months, years. The same thoughts, natures and weaknesses come out only after slowly growing into great power. We can correct ourselves at any time if we wish. But there is a price to pay.
Systems like yoga can be the perfect training for people who have developed many of these levels.
It can be said that when non-exercisers go for a walk, their blood flow improves, joints become flexible, the heart works well, and the body gets refreshed.
Similarly, people who go to the gym are mostly going to make their bodies stronger. They are going to lose weight. Karate gives strength to the body and strength to the mind. Many things can be said. But there are very few people who continue to do these things and change their lives.
Additional are the changes these exercises make at the physical level. Necessary mental changes do not occur. So it becomes a habit and becomes mechanical. Benefits also decrease. If yoga is also done in the same way, there will not be much benefit. What is the benefit of wandering the mind and turning it into exercise?
The best way to do each Asana is to focus on the breath. Because there is no breathing practice with Asana, the mind is often not attentive to the practice.
When you first start doing difficult Asanas, the mind is trained, but when you do it for long days and get used to it, the mind drifts away.
Teachers who carry yoga play a very important role in this. When the practitioner’s nature, thoughts, practice, commitment, understanding of yoga, knowledge, etc. are perfect, the yoga class will be at its best – productive.
So you need to find a yoga style, a yoga teacher that suits you. By doing so, you will get to know many different approaches to yoga.
How long is the training?
When you practice, do it happily. Make it engaging. Do self things like home-office without mind. Do it in the present tense. Understand and realize. The benefits will come.
Some people stop practicing once they get the results. Because they come to yoga to get small benefits.
Body pain, asthma, breathing problem, lack of sleep, upset stomach, knee pain, unsteady mind, depression, bloated stomach… When the problem is correct, they will not come. Then, when another problem comes up, they come back.
Within a few days of starting yoga, the mind calms down, and the thoughts settle down. Therefore, irritability will decrease, sleep will be better, energy will be available throughout the day, and happiness will increase.
When they start practicing daily, they become calm. That calm helps to think things beautifully and correctly.
Gradually, the long-term body tension can decrease, the breathing practice becomes quality-focused, and happiness increases. The body becomes lighter from being heavy. Digestion will be good. Internal organs work well.