India has gifted many scientific advancements and puzzles to the scientific world, like Ayurveda, mathematics, Vedas, a few sciences doctrines like “Vimana Sasthra” by Bhaskaracharya, Charaka Samhitha, Susrutha Samhitha etc.
Yoga is the unity of mind and body. We can’t look at it in a religious way. Yoga now has been followed by many countries which include, European countries, Asian countries and Middle East Countries, like Saudi Arabia.
The Age-old science against all modern odds:
This method of living makes us strong internally and psychologically.
Politics around Yoga!
In the Gretathunburg tool kit also it was mentioned to destroy and defame Yoga.
Congress party leaders, who used the occasion to either undermine the revered cultural practice and attempted to dissociate it with Hinduism or use it to attack their political opponents.
Senior Congress leader and former party president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to make a veiled attack against the BJP and PM Modi in the name of International Yoga Day. In a tweet, Gandhi said, “It’s #YogaDay Not #HideBehindYogaDay.”
Instead of genuinely wishing people around the world International Yoga Day, he used the occasion to peddle petty political propaganda against the Modi government.
Origin of Yoga:
The origin of yoga dates back to 5000 years. The word Yoga was first mentioned in the sacred text Rig Ved.
Yoga was refined and developed by Rishis (sages) who documented their practices and beliefs in the Upanishads, a huge work containing over 200 scriptures.
As per the scriptures, the father of yoga is “Lord Shiva”.
Though Yoga has its roots in religion, we should not look at only the religious aspect here, but a spiritual aspect should be looked at this.
What Yoga can do?
Regular yoga practice may reduce levels of stress and body-wide inflammation, contributing to healthier hearts. Several of the factors contributing to heart disease, including high blood pressure and excess weight, can also be addressed through yoga.
Psychologically yoga gives a balance of maid.
A few benefits of Yoga:
1. Yoga improves strength balance and flexibility – Tree pose is helpful in this (Vrukshasan)
2. Yoga helps with back pain relief – Cat cow pose. (Bitilasana or Marjyasana)
3. Yoga can ease arthritis – Adhomukha Asan
4. Yoga helps you sleep better
5. Yoga helps you manage stress
These are just to mention, but much more uses are thereby doing Yoga. Yoga is a lifestyle.
All the world should thank the ancient rishis and Patanjali Maharshi for this great gift.
We also should thank our government for its efforts to give the privilege to yoga. The previous governments pushed this great science into the dark and never encouraged it.