“Usually, people always run behind the money, they never realize that health is the real Wealth,
if unable to look after health then there is no intent to have plenty of wealth.”
Yoga is a practice to make yourself physically, mentally and spiritually healthy. It is an ancient inheritance of India as it was originated here. Yoga is also mentioned in Vedas Indus Valley Civilization which had found many such idols in which the pictures of yoga have remained. “Rishi Patanjali” is considered the founder of Yoga philosophy.
Every year 21st June is celebrated as “World Yoga Day” in the world. In 2014 the United Nations had announced to celebrate “World Yoga Day”. Yoga means “bind” or “unity”. It has become prevalent in many countries of the world. It has become very popular in China, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, as well as in America, Europe, and the United Kingdom.
By practicing yoga regularly, we can defeat many diseases of our body. Besides, cures diseases it also relieves depression, anxiety, depression, obesity, and psychosis. Yoga has numerous benefits. Sitting in a park or open place in the morning and practicing yoga is very much beneficial.
Importance of yoga
Nowadays most of the people are following the culture of all Western countries. In our country, the prevalence of foreign foods like burgers, pizzas, noodles, fried food, cold drinks, packet foods has increased a lot. Apart from this, the trend of eating in restaurants has increased rapidly.
People are becoming victims of diseases and obesity by eating more spicy and fried food. Now, there are many kinds of diseases in the young age. Our lifestyle is not always regular. There is no definite time for eating, sleeping and waking. Because of this, many of them are becoming victims of serious diseases at the young age itself. Hence there is an essential to understand the importance of yoga and implementing it in day to day schedule.
The whole credit for the prevalence of Yoga across the globe goes to Ramdev Baba who also known as “Yog-Guru.” He has chosen yoga as his profession and working incessantly for awareness among the social community. A new world record was created last year 21st June 2018, by organizing yoga camp by Patanjali Yogapeeth in which more than one lakh people were joined and practiced yoga together.
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Types of yoga:
- Mantra Yoga – The Sanskrit meaning of the mantra is ‘Mannat Triayate Iti Mantra’ i.e. whatever we chant in mind is a mantra. This type of yoga is related to the mind. By doing this, the mind can be controlled. Healthy waves arising from the mental benefits us.
- Hatha Yoga-Yoga is the Yoga includes Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, meditation, Brahma, Hariyam and Samadhi type of Yoga.
- Kundalini Yoga – When the seeker meditates on Brahman every time while walking, sitting, sleeping and eating, then it is called Kundalini Yoga.
- Raj -Yoga– Description of Rajyog in Ashtanga Yoga compiled by Maharishi Patanjali. Its purpose is to control the mind’s desires.
Benefits of Yoga:
Yoga has many benefits. It helps to cure many diseases like asthma, blood pressure, digestive disorders, diabetes, arthritis and increases the immunity of the body. Let’s categorize how yoga can be advantageous for all age groups.
Benefits of yoga for children and students:
Teenage is the foundation for an individual’s entire life hence this foundation must be strong enough to sustain a harmonious life. By practicing yoga since childhood provides a flexible body, strong muscles, and sharp memory. Yoga enhances the IQ level of a child and helps in performing better in exams by sharpened memory. Meditation is most essential for a school going kid or student as it increases their mental capacity to remember whatever they read or learn for a long period.
As we have already discussed above that yoga has been including as extracurricular activity by many schools and colleges. Parents must choose a school which accommodates yoga classes or conducts yoga camps for the accelerated growth of their child mentally as well as physically.
Recommended yoga asanas for children:
1. Gomukhasana and Marjariasana( Cow and Cat poses)
2. Vrikshasana (Tree Pose yoga)
3. Dekasana (Airplane Pose yoga)
4. Supta Vajrasana -Lizard on a rock (partner pose)
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5. Nauka-asana (Boat Pose)
6. Shavasana (Corpse Pose )
Benefits of yoga for young people and office going people:
Young age is the age where an individual has to deal with many commitments in terms of money as well as education. There is a lot of stress in the life of people nowadays because of work pressure, family issues, financial situations and so on. Due to these stresses, there are many diseases like high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes. Problems like depression, anxiety and depression can be easily overcome by yoga. Only 10-minutes a day practicing yoga can ensure healthy and active every day in office or college.
Recommended yoga asanas for Young age:
- Wrist Stretches
- Neck Asana
- Reversed Shoulder Rotation and Thoracic Wave
- Cow Face Pose for your upper back
- Cat Asana for the lower back
- Konasana for toned arms
- Bhastrika for your abdomen
- Chair eagle arms (Garudasana)
- Surya Mudra (Hand Gesture)
- Leg Extension Asana
Benefits of yoga for old age people:
Old age may cause several kinds of deadly disease like diabetes, blood pressure, heart problems, asthma, paralysis, cancer and so on. This all can be prevented by start practicing yoga since the young age itself. The very common problem in old people ie joint pain which can be cured by yoga asanas. By daily practicing, helps to cure many diseases like asthma, blood pressure, digestive disorders, diabetes, arthritis. It also increases the immunity of the body.
Recommended yoga asanas for old age:
- Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
- Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose)
- Balasana (Child Pose)
- Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
- Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
- Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
Hence we can conclude that it is imperative to give some time every day to our body, from the busy schedule. Because health is the real treasure for mankind. In this Yoga-day parents must commit towards their child’s health by encouraging them towards practicing yoga asanas and should select a school where yoga classes are the part of the academic or yoga camps are being commenced regularly or weekly.