Yoga is a way of life. Many of the people say what is workout but need to understand that yoga means union, the first union is with the self within, yoga is not workout is work with inner self.
Nowadays the practice of yoga is being more used for flexibility of physical body, but need to understand that flexibility of body is not enough to live life. Yoga must be used for mental flexibility and peace of mind too. Using Yoga to enhance flexibility of life starts with following essential life principles in day to day life.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali explains yoga as cleaning of mind which leads to peace of mind and mental flexibility. In yoga sutras we have been advised to practices five main kind of discipline to live yoga as a way of life.
- Ahimsa – Non-Violence (thoughts,words,actions)
- Satya- always speak the truth
- Asteya – non-stealing
- Brahmacharya – moderation in all things
- Aparigraha–not holding more than required
Using yoga to enhance the quality of lifewe require self-discipline with dedication and hard work in daily life. In yoga with the help of asana and pranayama practices flexibility of body and mind can be easily gained. You can join our yoga courses at Rishikesh Yoga Association to learn a bit of bit.
Sahajbhavaasanas (simple stretches) are best for beginners in yoga will help for flexibility by removing stiffness(especially in the joints) which gradually diminishes the flexibility of the body. Always start your daily yoga practice with SahajbhavaAsanas.This is the best technique to prepare the body, creates awareness of the breath and helps to keep the mind attentive.