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Introduction :

Yoga (Sanskrit yuga,"yoke"), means ' union' ,an experience of oneness or union with your inner being (self). It is one of the six classic systems of Hindu philosophy. Yoga is a mind, body, and spirit discipline that has been developed over thousands of years.

Yoga is the oldest system of personal development encompassing body, mind, and spirit. The origin of Yoga goes back more than 5000 years. This valuable science developed by the ancient sages of India, and modified through generations, took many years to spread around the world.

Relevance of YOGA in modern world :

 In the modern times, the value of Yoga is being increasingly recognized for general health, and its preventive and curative effects.
Yoga is highly relevant in the modern day context. With tension and stress becoming a part of our daily life ‘Yoga’ enables us to achieve self-realization in a systematic manner. By helping the union of the body with the mind and the mind with the soul, it creates the ultimate symphony of life.

Benefits of  Yoga :

Yoga can be practiced by anyone, at any age, with any physical condition, depending on individual needs. For example, athletes and dancers can practice for restoring the energy and to improve stamina; housewives for rejuvenating the energy and to reduce fatigue; executives to give a break to the overworked mind; children to control the wandering mind, muscle toning, to improve memory and concentration; seniors to feel strong, and to improve memory.

Yoga help relax body and mind together. Stretching helps relax and tone the muscles, to improve circulation, to regain the vital force or energy, lose or gain weight, feel and look young, and improve concentration. It can relieve conditions like stress, back-pain, allergy, headaches, high and low blood pressure, insomnia and depression.

Forms of Yoga :

Different forms of yoga i.e. -Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Jnana yoga, Mantra yoga and Laya yoga- provides the finest system of education and brings out the best in a person

A World of Yoga



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