Bandhas and Mudras are practices associated with Pranayama.
what Is Yoga ?
what Is Five Points Of Yoga ?
- YOGA is the fountain of youth.
- YOGA is the dance of every breath that creates inner serenely and harmony..
- Exercises are like prose , whereas YOGA is the poetry of movements.
- YOGA is 99% practice 1% and theory..
- YOGA is the cessation of movements of the MIND.
It is basically a method by which we increase the body’s supply of energy and remove any interferen ce to the transmission of energy throughout the body. Yoga has specialized in this subject for thousands of years, and streamlined the methods to attain this aim.
According to Yogic scriptures, the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with universal consciousness. According to modem scientists, everything in the universe is just a manifestation of the same quantum firmament. One who experiences this oneness of existence is said to be “in Yoga” and is termed as a yogi who has attained a state of freedom, referred to as Mukti, nirvana, kaivalya or moksha.
The science of Yoga has its origin thousands of years ago, long before the first religion or belief systems were born. According to Yogic lore, Shiva has seen as the first yogi or adiyogi and the first guru of adiguru.
Yoga is widely considered as an “immortal cultural outcome” of the Indus Saraswathi Valley Civilisation – dating back to 2700 BC – and has proven itself to cater to both material and spiritual uplift of humanity. A number of seals and fossil remains of Indus Saraswati Valley Civilisation with Yogic motifs and figures performing Yoga Sadhana suggest the presence of Yoga in ancient India.
The presence of Yoga is also available in folk traditions, Vedic and Upanishadic heritage, Buddhist and Jain traditions, Darshanas, epics of Mahabharata including Bhagawadgita and Ramayana, theistic traditions of Shaivas, Vaishnavas and Tantric traditions. Though Yoga was being practiced in the pre-Vedic period, the great sage Maharishi Patanjali systematised and codified the then existing Yogic practices, its meaning and its related knowledge through Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Pranayama consists of developing awareness of one’s breathing followed by willful regulation of respiration as the functional or vital basis of one’s existence. It helps in developing awareness of one’s mind and helps to establish control over the mind. In the initial stages, this is done by developing awareness of the “flow of in-breath and out-breath” (svasa – prasvasa) through nostrils, mouth and other body openings, its internal and external pathways and destinations.
Benefits of Yoga
- Give you peace of mind.
- Reduce stress level and makes you happier.
- Yoga promotes better self-care and change your quality of life.
- Improve your immune system.
- Help to relax and sleep deeper.
- Benefits in relationships.
- Helps in treating lifestyle diseases.
- Increase flexibility and strength muscles.
- Ease low back pain and arthritis symptoms.
- Increases blood flow
- Improve bone health.
- Reduce weight and change your body shape.
- Improve cardiovascular functioning.
- Improves heart health.
- Improve brain functioning.
- Protects your spine and Regulates your adrenal glands.
- Prevents digestive problems?
- Keep you drug free.
- Protects you from allergies and viruses
Various Yoga Courses for Health & Fitness
The eight limbs of yoga are yama (abstinences), niyama (obervances), asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (absorption). Ashtanga yoga is a powerful tool to tune the body. It improves focus, balance and coordination.
Hatha yoga includes postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), purification techniques (shat karmas) energy regulation techniques (mudra and bandha). The definition of yoga in the Hatha Yoga texts is the union of the upward force (prana) and the downward force (apana) at the navel centre (manipura chakra)
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga as excercise popularised by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century, often promoted as a modern - day form of classical Indian yoga. He claimed to have learnt the system from his teacher, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya. The style is energetic, synchronising breath with movements.