The Harmony Of Yoga

Five thousand years ago Yoga originated in India. Fast forward to today and it is popular all over the world and in many styles. Not only is the popularity of this form of exercises remarkable. So is the results and benefits that people are getting from Yoga every day.

Yoga and meditation work remarkably well to accomplish harmony. That helps the mind work in synchronization with the body. How often do we find that we are unable to perform our activities properly and in a satisfying manner because of the confusions and conflicts in our mind weigh down heavily upon us?

Stress is the number one suspect affecting all parts of our physical, endocrines and emotional system. With the help of yoga these things can be corrected. At the physical level, yoga and yoga poses have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders.

Yoga Pose With Lady

Physical Benefits:

The first types of benefits are those purely on a physical level.

Yoga is at it’s core a group of exercises.

Some disciplines will use these exercises to prepare the body for a deeper meditative process, but they will still experience physical benefits from performing them as exercises.

The deep breathing exercise has immediate health benefits due to increasing the intake of oxygen into the system.

This oxygen is transported by the blood to our organs and tissues, which will become sick without sufficient oxygen and nutrients.

Frequently these tissues and organs are starved of nutrients due to a number of reasons including poor air intake or quality, bad circulation or disease within the body.

Yoga increases the oxygen intake, removes blockages in the circulation to ensure its safe delivery and also stimulates the lymphatic system to aid in the removal of toxins from our system, leaving our bodies auto immune system more free to deal with invading disease or viruses.

Beyond this internal health which many people take for granted, Yoga will also greatly increase a persons balance, flexibility and muscle strength.

Lotus Flower

Mental Benefits:

Many people see this as the most import benefit that we can gain from Yoga.

It will of course depend on what your priorities are but the mental benefits of Yoga are certainly impressive.

The ability to focus on ones breathing has a natural consequence of allowing extraneous thoughts to melt away and a state of calmness to be introduced.

This is not a feat to be taken lightly as it provides a valuable skill in the ability to remain calm a midst turmoil.

A mother can use this when everything happens at once in the home, a businessperson can use it to focus on a single task despite everyone around him being panicked or a soldier can use it to block out the bullets and noise and focus on an important task.

Yoga also requires a high level of discipline from those practicing it.

Both the discipline required to perform the exercises themselves and the discipline needed to stick to a regular exercise regime.

Again this is something that comes surprisingly easy to people once they have mastered the basis of the Yoga breathing exercises.

The Buddha Tree

Spiritual Benefits:

Generally newcomers to yoga will not understand these benefits for some time.

There are a number of benefits that can fall into the ‘spiritual’ category.

Yoga itself is built around a philosophy that includes it’s own set of ethics.

These are seldom taught as part of Western Yoga practice.

Instead, the spiritual benefits we talk about tend to be a persona acceptance of yourself and contentment with your place in life.

For some people it goes beyond that but discussing spiritual feelings is always difficult to do so broadly.

Overall the level of spiritual satisfaction you get is likely to depend on your own personal beliefs.

Listed below are just some of the benefits of yoga that you can get.

Benefits of Yoga 1:

Yoga is known to amplify flexibility; yoga has postures that trigger the different joints of the body.

Including those joints that are not acted upon with regular exercises routines.

Benefits of Yoga 2:

Yoga also increases the lubrication of joints, ligament and tendons. The well-researched yoga positions exercise the different tendons and ligaments of the body.

It has also been found that the body which may have started doing yoga being an inflexible one may experience a quite remarkable flexibility in the end on those parts of the body which have not been consciously worked upon.

Benefits of Yoga 3:

Yoga also massages all organs of the body.

Yoga is perhaps the only exercise that can work on through your internal organs in a thorough manner, including those that hardly get externally stimulated during our entire lifetime.

Benefits of Yoga 4:

Yoga acts in a wholesome manner on the various body parts.

This stimulation and massage of the organs in turn benefits us by keeping away disease and providing a forewarning at the first possible instance of a likely onset of disease or disorder.

One of the far-reaching benefits of yoga is the uncanny sense of awareness that it develops in the practitioner of an impending health disorder or infection.

Benefits of Yoga 5:

yoga offers a total detoxification of the body. It gently stretches the muscles and joints as we as massaging the various organs, yoga ensures the optimum blood supply to various parts of the body.

Benefits of Yoga 6:

Yoga helps in the flushing out of toxins from every nook and cranny of your body as well as providing nourishment up to the last point.

This leads to benefits such as delayed aging, energy and a remarkable zest for life.

Benefits of Yoga 7:

yoga is also an excellent way to tone your muscles.

Muscles which have been flaccid and weak are stimulated repeatedly to shed excess fats and flaccidity.

But these enormous physical benefits are just a side effect of this powerful practice. What yoga does is harmonize the mind with the body and these results in real quantum benefits.

Which benefits are most important to an individual will vary based on their preconceptions and motivations.

Anyone can experience beneficial results in all three areas from a prolonged use of Yoga.

Conclusion:

It is now an open secret that the will of the mind has enabled people to achieve extraordinary physical feats, which proves beyond doubt the mind and body connection.

Yoga and meditation, both work together in achieving the common goal of unity of mind, body and spirit which can lead to an experience of eternal bliss that you can only feel through yoga.

The meditative practices through yoga help in achieving an emotional balance through detachment.

This in turn creates an extraordinary calmness and a positive outlook, which also has tremendous benefits on the physical health of the body.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this post or this site in general.

I will answer all the comments on my website personally so drop me a line below if you have any Yoga questions or comments.

I’m happy to help any way that I can.

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Namaste Shane.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietitian before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

 

2 thoughts on “The Harmony Of Yoga”

  1. Hi Shane, it’s a great article for anyone looking for something extra out of their fitness regime. Do you know the woman Adrian in the video? Is she your instructor?

    It certainly is good to meditate, you notice the benefits during the day afterward. It was interesting to learn the origins of, and the spirituality within this discipline.

    It was interesting to learn that yoga massages organs. The fat around internal organs is the most difficult to lose. Does yoga help with this?

    I liked the way you listed the 7 benefits, as you saw them. Afterall benefits are what people are looking for.

    I noticed in another article by DOYOUYOGA the different positions were listed with descriptions and advice.

    A timely angle you could exploit is that in these times of social distancing yoga would be a perfect way to exercise.

    Would you by any chance consider including some of your personal experiences doing yoga?

    May you be in health and prosper.

    Garry

    Reply
    • Hello Garry, 

      Thank you for the feed back about my post.

      Adrienne is not my instructor per say, I have had many Instructors over the years. 

      saying that I have done Yoga while watching Adrienne on YouTube. 

      As far as my personal experiences I have over a 150 post on my website yogarjuna.com and have given my experiences. 

      Please feel free to read my earlier posts about me and my journey. 

      Namaste Shane.

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