Origin Of Yoga: Connection With The Mind, Body and Spirit

Yoga’s purpose is unifying the body, mind, and spirit. A series of postures,

breathing exercises, and meditation achieve this connection. With the

integration of the body, mind and spirit, you can attain a physical and mental

balance in your life as well as abundant inner peace.

The practice of yoga begins in the mind. It doesn’t matter your physical

strength, flexibility, weight, or experience. Yoga is a practice that you are

encouraged to work at your own pace, never requiring anything more than you have

to give at that particular moment. Yoga is completely for yourself. Practice can

be as intense or as simple as you need it to be. Yoga teachers never push you to

do more than you can do. It’s completely your practice, your 30 minutes – 1 1/2

hours (depending on the type of yoga) you are giving to yourself. It is a gift

to you!

When your mind is able to concentrate fully on your yoga practice the

unification of body, mind, and spirit takes place. This is the beneficial

intention of practicing yoga. There are many situations where you may be

struggling with problems and are continuously thinking about them. The problems

keep you awake even at night. Your sleep deprived, stressed, and miserable.

There aren’t any immediate solutions and most of your time is spent worrying.

Your mind is so preoccupied and full of difficulties. You are no longer living

in the present moment and find that your happiness is suffering. Along with many

other psychological medical conditions depression may be setting in. Does this

sound familiar? Do you question yourself about being depressed? You may find

yourself taking those quizzes in the doctor’s office and notice you answered

“yes” to most of them.

Yoga is a great tool for an overactive mind and alleviating depression. Yoga

when practiced properly, quiets the mind and develops peace and tranquility for

the mind and body. You should try making yoga practice a daily routine in your

life. Dealing with life’s difficulties and a unsettled mind will seem less

stressful. You will be better prepared to deal with these problems through

greater mental control and patience. If you looking for something to help you

better deal with stress while improving your physical body through toning,

strengthening and conditioning you cannot go wrong beginning a yoga program.

A yoga program can help you find solutions to problems you may have never

considered. Deep concentration and breathing during yoga develops amazing

listening skills, patience and relaxation allowing your mind to empty. You will

find yourself in a quieter place.

By: Krista Figular

Krista is a Registered Nurse who writes and publishes content for

http://www.healthe-minds.com Use of this content by permission is acceptable I just ask

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