Monday, 22 June 2015

Yoga the new way of living

Yoga is art of living which involves liberation of the self from its non-eternal elements or states. It is about the union of a person’s own consciousness and the universal consciousness through the uses of asanas, focused concentration on specific body parts, and pranayama. The aims of the yoga enthusiasts are extremely varied. The beauty of Yoga is that it is accessible to everyone, as the session can be adapted to each person’s level of fitness or state of health. The ultimate aim of yoga is to reach kaivalya (emancipation).

Dr. Anjali Sharma, Consultant, Naturopathy and Yoga, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institution, says; In our race to success today, we have lost the balance between our Physical self and the Spiritual, Mental and Emotional Being. A simple an small session of Yoga can make us strong in all aspects. Yoga is the gift given by our sages to bring back this balance in our life by following Yogic lifestyle (Dincharya). We give all our hours to our professional duties; a little time to ourselves with yoga can change your perspective of life. It is said that just one hour of Yoga can pave a way to good health; and believe you me it is doable and worth it for ourselves and for our loved ones. Easy of all is Suryanamaskar, it consist of 12 asana wit regular breathing and takes just 20 mins; It’s a complete exercise and a health rejuvenator.

Yoga and Ayurveda self-healing and self-realization, Ayurvedaacharya, Dr Partap Chauhan, Jiva Ayurveda

As everybody is preparing for the first ever World Yoga Day to be celebrated in 192 countries simultaneously on June 21, Yoga and Ayurveda forms a good fusion in order to achieve a better mind and healthy body. It is usually said that “Ayurveda is the science and yoga is the practice of science”. Yoga and Ayurveda are inseparable. Yoga originates in the Yajur Veda, while Ayurveda originates in the Atharva Veda and Rig Veda.

Yoga and Ayurveda incorporates an understanding of how the body works and the effect that food and medicines have on the body. In treatment, both Yoga and Ayurveda advocate for the regular practice of pranayama and meditation as well as the use of herbs, body purification procedures, food and chanting of mantras for physical and mental health. Performing yoga on a daily basis improves the overall functioning of the organs. It also improves the circulation of blood into the body and also acts as an efficient stress buster.

From waking up in the morning to going to bed to sleep, to the changing of seasons, from time immemorial, the classical texts of Ayurveda have recommended detailed guidelines for healthy living. These are called dincharya (daily routines), ratricharya (night routines) and ritucharya (seasonal routines).This article elaborates on the two routines, dincharya and ratricharya.
These are systemic routines in Ayurveda which have been developed to ensure proper hygiene and dosha balance in the human body. It varies according to day, night and season. These guidelines ensure proper hygiene, tridosha harmony, internal balance, and reduction of stress on the body and mind. Once these daily and nightly regimens are sustained, they become a natural part of life and easy to adhere to. These routine are not just 'rules' but practical guidelines for healthy living on a daily basis.

Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences, with Yoga as a spiritual science and Ayurveda as the "science of life" or, put another way, a system of medicine and healing. While distinct in key respects, Yoga and Ayurveda share many essential elements, including emphases on purification of the physical body and movement of prana, or the life force, for health and spiritual growth. Ayurvedaacharya, Dr Partap Chauhan, Jiva Ayurveda," recommends the savasana pose for asthma relief because of the breath and stress management it provides. Sukasana pose is another relaxing pose for natural asthma relief. Just like savasana, its focus on breath and stress control makes it a great exercise to help asthma and lung function in particular. Finish your yoga routine with pranayama, a simple breathing pose that makes a great exercise to help asthma. Ayurveda asks the same thing that yoga asks of us - to be aware, to pay attention to how we feel in body, mind and spirit. By looking at where we are out of balance, our constitution, the season and the time in our life, or how we feel on a particular day, we can use the principles of Ayurveda coupled with our asana practice to support ourselves and create balance.

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