Yoga is the ancient Indian system of harmonizing body, mind and self. It stands for combining or merging of the individual consciousness or Atmaa into the universal self which is called Parmaatmaa. In this course yoga tends to work on all the aspects of an individuals personality, bringing about a balance in functioning of all the systems and improving the quality of life.
Anybody and everybody can adopt the practice of yoga irrespective of needs, age, conditions, sex, creed or colour. Yoga can be used to keep the physical body in a natural state of health and functioning preventing any disorders and can be used as a cure to certain diseases. It can be very well used for attaining metal calmness and tranquility which brings about a balanced state of emotions channelizing the energy into constructive purposes enhancing the efficiency of the individual.
Yoga in general has no contraindications. But unguided practice might be harmful as the key points and individual adjustments can only be taken care by an expert teacher. Certain precautions, however, should be taken while going for the practice. Individuals with any history of elevated Blood pressure, Heart diseases, surgeries, Strokes, Haemorraghes or any severe disorders should practice under expert supervision. People with a history of depression or else hypertension must be given individual programs under supervision.
Yoga is a holistic system of health & well being. The benefits of yogic practices including Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Yoga Nidra and Meditation are experienced on the entire body mind system. Yoga purifies, relaxes and rejuvenate all the essential parts of our existence there by having a strong therapeutic effect on our health and well being.
To start with yoga you need to have a strong zeal of practice, an attitude of learning and dedication. As a beginner you can start by learning some elementary practices of combining asanas and pranayama.
You must try to create a routine of daily life. Wake up at right time, fix meal timings, carve a practice routine, create a small space for daily practice, follow simple diet and sleep good. Always practice pranayama along with asanas and do some light meditations every day.
Rishikesh is situated in the Northern state of Uttarakhand in India. The elevation is 372 mts from sea level and it’s called the gateway to Himalayas. Its also known as the world capital of Yoga.
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