Yoga is intimately related to life and living.
It is difficult to equate it with only one aspect of life – physical, intellectual, emotional, etc. though in Yoga all these areas are involved in different ways. In ancient times people experimented and arrived at certain modes of living, which they found more proper for leading one to a better life.
Thus, Yoga represents the way of life which endows perfect health in physical, mental, moral and spiritual levels. To achieve this great art and science of life, a comprehensive and practical system of self-culture has been formulated which brings harmonious development of one's body, mind and psychic potencies, that ultimately leads to physical well-being, mental harmony, moral elevation, self-confidence and habituation to spiritual consciousness.
|Guru-Shishya / Parampara|
(Traditional method of imparting Yoga Education)
Progressively the purity of the human nature and healthy mindedness is achieved through good physical health and control of the senses.
This is how the yogis have practices of sitting in 28 ways, standing, bending, stretching, breathing, concentrating, quietening the mind and so forth. What unfortunately is treated as Yoga today is just some external aspects of Yoga, forgetting the attitude that goes with it.
What you can do:
- Try and create the habit of sitting quiet with eyes closed (5 to 10 min.) few times a day watching the breath.