Yoga practice is believed to have begun at the dawn of civilization. Yoga science has roots thousands of years back, long before any religions or belief systems existed. Yoga has many meanings that are not found in any other Sanskrit word. Yoga is the act of yoking animals, and its yoke is known. It is widely recognized that Yoga and its effects on lifestyle disorders are highly valued. There is a lot of confusion about which type of Yoga should be practiced, how often to do it, etc., as there are so many different styles of Yoga. This article aims to clarify the meaning of Yoga and give clarity to its practices.
This is why it is important to understand the true meaning or meaning of Yoga. This picture shows the many meanings of Yoga. As it is practiced today, yoga shares very few similarities with Yoga taught in the ‘yoga Sutras’ or other ancient texts. Every age group has developed its vision and version of Yoga. Yoga has evolved with time. This process has been going on for over two thousand years. This is possible because the semantic field of “yoga” has so many meanings, and the concept of Yoga is so flexible that it can be transformed into almost any practice or process.
WHICH TYPE OF YOGA IS RIGHT FOR ME?
This is a complicated question that can be confusing and cost money. Yoga lost its original form due to its malleability. We ended up doing aerobic exercises under the name yoga. On the other hand, Yoga involves the mind, body, and soul and helps reach salvation. Liberation from all sufferings
Despite all the technological and drug lobby advances, we have not made any progress in reducing diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancers. Instead, we face increasing incidences of many of these conditions. ” intervention ” is the priority, not “intervention”. Recent research has shown that Yoga research has resembled the pharmaceutical industry. Researchers are trying to find the “single Yoga Pill for every ill” and encourage people to do this or that breathing exercise, which is totally against the principles of Yoga, which promotes holism.
Many excellent scientists are jumping on the Yoga bandwagon and starting to research Yoga. Although excellent papers can be published from a scientific perspective, very few are published from a Yogic perspective.
We need to rethink our approach and see Yoga as more than just reducing blood sugar or lowering blood pressure.
THE NEED FOR THE HOUR
Yoga is not about the number of techniques you do or how often or long they are done. Yoga is the essence of life and how we live in harmony with our Dharma. Yoga must not be reduced to fit into the “boxes” of modern scientific methods. Yoga must be extended beyond pranayamas, asanas, and meditation.
‘Mitaharamvina yastu yogarambam tu karayet Nanarogo bhavet-tasya kinciyogo na siddhyati’ – Gheranda Samhita.16
This stanza emphasizes the importance of diet. Yoga is often forgotten in this context. This stanza states that if one doesn’t follow the rule of moderate eating, the first phase of Yoga will be difficult. If one doesn’t adhere to this rule, they may develop various health problems and thus lose their ability to do Yoga well. Combining the idea of “Ahara”, a yogic diet, with the existing set of practices is important. Yoga will not be productive if it isn’t possible to conserve energy.
YOGA, HEALTH, AND DISEASES
Suppose we perceive health as an integrated state of oneness (Advaita sukham) and disease as the discordant lack of it (wait duhkham). Then Yoga becomes the tool, methodology, and process of reintegration/re-harmonization at all levels of our being. Even though Maharishi Patanjali refers to “vyadhi” as a hindrance (antharaya), it is still a way to integrate the individual personality and achieve liberation. His approach is holistic and broad and not limited to specific diseases. Patanjali prefers to integrate rather than focus on individual disintegration symptoms. Yoga Chikitsa (Yoga therapy) is only possible when it is holistic, all-encompassing, and integrates awareness and consciousness into one’s every day.
YOGA AND EVIDENCE
Yoga, in a nutshell, isn’t a simple phenomenon that can be correlated to certain practices. It’s a life journey, and we need to apply the principles of Ashtanga (yamas, niyamas, asanas, pranayamas, pratyahara, dhyana, samadhi, pratyahara, pratyahara, pratyahara, dharanasayama, dhyana, dhyana, dhyana, Dharana, to reduce the unhealthinesses As each individual is unique, it is difficult to prove that this is possible with high-quality research. Therefore, the absence of evidence does not necessarily mean no evidence. Sometimes common sense is better than any research findings.