Unleash the hidden potential Yoga
Article by Johnfox
Unleash the hidden potential by Yoga
No one can deny the fact that today, more & more people are succumbing to some form of stress in their day to day lives. Changed lifestyles, long working hours, and increased competition to grab a share of the pie are all making people feel frustrated. Today almost everyone is trying to find a solution to leave the stressful life behind and to live calmly and stress-free.
Balancing life with yoga provides a solution. Yoga, a popular word or power to the world, originated in ancient India and has become a cultural trend today. Yoga is a way of life, an art of righteous living or an integrated system for the benefit of the body, mind and inner spirit. This art originated, was perfected and practiced in India thousands of years ago. Its purpose is to help us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness. With Yoga, we can extend our healthy, productive years far beyond the accepted norm and, at the same time, improve the quality of our lives.
One of the popular Yoga techniques that form the main focus of any yoga teaching works for both adults and children, and is called Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga begins by working with the body on a structural level, helping to align the vertebrae, increase flexibility, and strengthen muscles and connective tissue. At the same time, internal organs are toned and rejuvenated; the epidermal, digestive, lymphatic, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems are purified of toxins and waste matter; the nervous and endocrine systems are balanced and toned; and brain cells are nourished and stimulated. The end result is increased mental clarity, emotional stability, and a greater sense of overall well-being.
Because Yoga works on so many different levels, it has great potential as an effective therapy for chronic diseases and conditions that do not respond well to conventional treatment methods. For this reason, children with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities who practice Yoga often surprise their parents and teachers with their quick mastery of basic motor, communicative, and cognitive skills. The same Yoga routine can help children with learning disabilities develop greater concentration, balance, and composure in their daily lives. Everyone gains some level of benefit. The only requirements are proper instruction and regular practice.
In the context of Yoga practice, asana refers to two things: (1) the place where a practitioner