Yoga means the addition of energy, strength, and beauty. It gives sync to body, mind and soul. It gives us the opportunity to work through the body to strengthen and deepen the mind-body connection.
Here’s again we are celebrating International Yoga Day in India and all across the world. What is that so significant which has made Yoga so important to mark it as an international event which is celebrated by all the cadre of societies?
International yoga day has been a global event which is now celebrated in the schools and every other gathering. Each year it marks an additional progress in spreading the practice and study of Yoga and its acceptance into schools, businesses and all walks of life, nationally and internationally. It is important to keep this impetus going as Yoga holds the secrets to the transformation of the human being to a higher level of awareness.
Yoga is India’s greatest civilizational gift that exists with us dating back to 5000 years. One of the oldest and purest forms of practice to blend your soul with your mind, eventually that rejuvenate your heart is from India.
During ancient times, yoga was considered to be mostly in the form of penance, which used to be majorly practised in Gurukuls. Gradually, it took on the form of a widely performed practice that helped you to achieve consciousness and purity of soul, and people began pouring in their own add-ins to this now established culture. So eventually, this became a vast practice that stretched from north to south and east to west.
Thus, it is is very important for India to continue to nourish its roots and spread out to the world. Yoga is of many forms which prevail in different parts of our country. It has significance in India’s culture and traditions respective of which religion you belong to or from which part of India you are from.
Yoga ascends from nature and instils in our minds to live in harmony with the Earth and the stars. It is not just simply a manmade or historical invention, but it is a medium of integration into the cosmic life.
Yoga is characteristically a biological pursuit and endorses environmental awareness, disquiet for the environment, reverence for the Earth and all of its creatures, large and small. Yoga affords us an earthly vision in which we look at the world as a whole, not divided into contradictory countries and communities.
Another aspect of the awareness and popularity of Yoga is the common sight to see people walking around with beautiful sling bags, over their shoulders in a variety of patterns, with their yoga mats. And, the extraordinary popularity of this ancient knowledge is apparent from the number of yoga studios escalating around the world.
Tactlessly, with yoga being a billion dollar industry now, it is not infrequent to find new styles of yoga being introduced every other day. Hence, the other side of the coin is that building even more awareness on all the other forms and methods of Yoga has also become really important so that the roots of the ancient yoga and its philosophies remain intact.
Well, most of us might have already incorporated this beautiful practice in our daily lives, but some are still confronted by the one difficulty: we are deprived of space. India is a widely populous country, and hence most of us live in congested places, where we find it hard to accommodate room for yoga.
The best practical solution to this is the construction of a community yoga centre. Each and everyone can contribute some amounts of money and can collaborate together to build a spacey, well-equipped yoga centre, where everybody would be able to perform this spiritual practice on a daily basis.
On the occasion of this International Yoga Day, let’s all look at the bright side of life; the side connected to yoga. Let’s come up with solutions to spread the benefits of yoga and make all the required facilities available for everyone. Let’s promise to ourselves to embrace this ethereal practice with grace and joy.