Introduction to Yoga
The presence of Yoga goes beyond more than 5000 years in India when it was carried out by hermits to attain oneness with the universe. Yoga in Indian tradition is a combination of 8 branches in Ashtanga Yoga namely Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. The overall practice of yoga has potential benefits to the mind and body in the present world with rising treatments sought for stress management, weight management and body ache due to solitary desk jobs.
Global Awareness of Yoga
According to the Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar “Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life.” Yoga as a concept has been in practice since over the millennia and the only written record of present-day practiced yoga is Yoga Sutra by Sage Patanjali. It is 2000 years old treaty devised for gaining mastery over the mind and body. Yoga became more relevant in India and abroad in the early 19th century through varied saints like Saint Vivekananda, Paramahamsa Yogananda, Osho etc. Each of these saints made Yoga prevalent in India as well as in the West through their speeches and self-involvement in the science of Yoga.
Yoga and Science
The word yoga has been derived from the Sanskrit word Yuji which means “to yoke or join together”, which means the union of mind and body. Yoga is a science in itself where the physical activation of the body through asanas, Surya namaskars blended in with breath control and meditation. In the present fast life where people are competing every day with machines, Yoga aids in slowing down and relieves the stress caused due to it.
This has been supported by science in varied researches. For example, in a research conducted in US where 64 women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) underwent Yoga sessions for a month and 52% of the group who continued to practice the same no longer felt the symptoms. This shows that Yoga aids in reducing stress and brings peace of mind.
Yoga and Lifestyle
In studies and researches, it has been found that Yoga in the present day situation is the best way to lead a happy and contented lifestyle. We all aspire to have a quality life and for this purpose, we go to great lengths. After all of this toil, at the end of the day, often we find ourselves exhausted and tired but not satisfied at all. It is due to the lack of attention to self-care. In search of happiness outside, we tend to lose our innate energies to anxiety, fear, anger, jealousy and greed.
In one of the studies conducted in a big corporate organisation, where 135 senior managers were asked to Practice Yoga for 6 months – they claimed that the practice of Yoga brought in significant changes in the quality of life, moods, fatigue levels and their management style including both their personal and professional front.
The acceptance of Yoga is increasing in the world at large. With a lot of studies and researches done in the field has authenticated the benefits of the same. Wellzee.com has been set up to address health, stress and diet-related goals and challenges and to contribute to individuals at various stages of their lives. The approach is simple, safe and effective. The idea to put forward well-being services on an online platform is to address the need for time, space and cost-effectiveness – with the motive of spreading its message “Be healthy Be happy”.
To this effect, Wellzee will soon be launching the first of its kind in the world, practical and applied Yoga courses. Stay Tuned!