The proposal was first introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly, in which he said: “Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action … a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ is derived from Sanskrit and means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Although Yoga is said to be as old as Indian civilization, there is no physical evidence to support this claim. Earliest archaeological evidence of Yoga’s existence could be found in stone seals which depict figures of Yoga asanas. The stone seals place Yoga’s existence around 3000 BC.
Here are few suggestions for beginners that will help them to nourish the joys of yoga for a lifetime.
The best introduction for beginners is to follow journals, which explain various postures with help of illustrations. They explain the benefits of Yaga Asanas to body and mind. Note down your observations in a book.
Define your practice
The practice routine depends on you. Take out time for practice and maintain a balance between meditation and Yoga Asanas.
Invest on a mat
Pick up a mat for a firm footing while performing exercises.
Postures and relaxation
These days most yoga classes heavily emphasize asana practice. Some teachers may not include relaxation or meditation in the class routine at all. But don’t neglect them. You need to relax; it will help you feel better; and once you have begun to relax or meditate regularly, the experience will transform you. Read More