YOGA : An Insight into Spirituality

Yoga for Spiritual Awakening

The practice of yoga can benefit us in various other ways and not just binded to Physical Benefits. Yoga is deeply rooted in spirituality and many of the postures have deeper objectives that go beyond simple stretching and strengthening of muscles or Toning Down the body. The holistic effect that is attained through yoga enables practitioners to not only improve their physical strength and flexibility, but also controls their emotions, boosts mentality and increases concentration in a wider space. Some of the postures of Yoga in detail are:

Padmasana – Lotus Pose

The Lotus Pose is the regular seated Meditation posture Yogis assume for Meditation and Pranayama (breathing exercises). Breath is an energizing and purifying aspect for the human body. Deep, Slow Breathing energizes and Purifies our bodies. Yoga practice helps us tune into our self, allowing us to discover our true nature and exquisite potential connecting with Nature.

Virabhadrasana – Warrior Pose

The 3 primary Warrior poses in Yoga all involve Strong Extended legs pressing into the ground, powerfully extended Arms and an active, engaged core. The Warrior posture helps your body develop not only Physical Strength, but also the Spiritual readiness for the inner battles that the Mind and Heart must wage and win giving the Clarity in the Thought.

Balasana – Child’s Pose

In this pose, you kneel on the ground with your legs tucked underneath, your torso resting on the thighs, arms by your side or stretched forward and palms resting on the floor. This posture symbolizes and intensifies your connection to the childlike attitude of surrender. The emphasis on proper breathing in this posture further strengthens the connection between mind and body, inducing a state of calm awareness that helps you to fully relax serving the purpose of the pose.

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