Yoga has now become India’s biggest export to the West. And the world is observing an International Yoga Day.
On June 21, 2015, the first International Yoga Day was celebrated with 35,985 people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and dignitaries from 84 nations, performing 21 asanas at Rajpath in New Delhi.
The tradition has not just continued but went on to being celebrated in different parts of the world. The health benefits of this ancient practice are now known to be much more than just physical.
By the magic of yoga one can change lives. Artistic yoga guru Bharat Thakur says, Yoga will ensure three hormones including gaba, dopamine and serotonin will be in abundance in the body. These manage your sleep cycles well and increase overall happiness levels.
Artistic yoga is all about introducing the concept of teaching different things every day of the week endurance training, flexibility training, balance, agility and so on all five elements of fitness.
And while the physical benefits of yoga are umpteen, it is a well known fact that its implications are a lot on the mind as well.
Yoga brings physical health through asanas and pranayama techniques. It also helps one cope with the many pressures of the mind through dhyaan or meditation techniques. It is ideal as a complete health package for man, having lost none of its potency over time.
The five asanas which are very important to be practised every day for a healthy life include Padmasana, Paschimottanasana, Sirshasana, Naukasana and Chakrasana.
Yoga especially has become more relevant than ever in today’s day and age because the over-exposure to technology has increased stress levels. And that’s when this ancient practice comes to the rescue of tired minds and bodies.