Our daily life is a tug of war between our mind and our body. We may seem perfectly healthy externally and yet be exhausted on the inside or vice versa. I found yoga to be my way of achieving inner peace- like so many others!
“Yoga allows you to rediscover a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly trying to fit broken pieces together”. ~ B.K.S Iyengar.
What yoga has taught me is that you have to face lots of problems while learning you might fall too, but you need to stand up again because it is a slow process. You just need to be focused and consistent towards reaching your goal. It is a holistic life philosophy that unites the body, mind and spirit through physical postures, breathing exercises and meditation. The physical postures (asanas) involve specifications along with breathing techniques, that’s why it should be practiced under the guidance of a qualified yoga instructor. Yoga asanas if done incorrectly can cause more harm than good.
Though internet provides hordes of articles, guides, and videos that one can learn from, nothing can replace the guidance of a real teacher. There are many subtle specifications that sometimes vary from individual to individual and often depend on one’s flexibility and body type. Such minute observations and correctness come through experience.
Yoga doesn’t bear fruit overnight. It is not just a set of exercise. One needs to be patient.
“Yoga is like music; the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life”.