Peace of mind and soul: YOGA

21st June, all over the world, is celebrated as International Yoga Day. The day was declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Since then 21st June is known as International Yoga Day and is also a key story for all the media houses. This day grab attentions of all the people out there working either as a blogger or a Journalist. Everyone is keen to write or showcase what is being done by people on this day.

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So, here we go! Yoga which means unions of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is recognized the world over as a desirable option for maintaining good health. Its therapeutic effects are well-known and well-accepted. The science of Yoga imbibes itself the complete essence of the Way of Life, including – Gyan Yoga or philosophy, Bhakti Yoga or path of devotional bliss, Karma Yoga or path of blissful action, and Raja Yoga or path of mind control. 

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Though many think of yoga only as a physical exercise where people twist, turn, stretch, and breathe in the most complex ways, these are actually only the most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul. It basically consists of various asana and pranayama, the combination of which gives you a proper mental and physical health.

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Yoga is a combination of both asana and pranayama. Asana in Yoga was a comfortable seat taken for long periods of meditation. Eventually, the other postures were developed to help find ease in sitting for so long, and to assist with opening the mind to a meditative state. Whereas, Pranayama is a part of Yoga system that teaches you the art of extending your breath in many different ways. When practicing pranayama the breath should be skillfully inhaled, exhaled and retained. It teaches you to change the depth, rate and pattern of breathing.

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OWOGROUP wishes you a healthy and peaceful life on this Yoga Day.

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