Yoga Basics

Yoga Basics

The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj’ meaning to bind,join,attach and yoke,to direct and concentrate one’s attention on,to use and apply.It also means union or communion.It is the true union of our will with of God.Yoga is one of the six orthodox¬† systems of indian philosophy.It was collated,co-ordinate and systematized by Patanjali in his classical work,the yoga sutras,which consists of 196 terse aphorisms.In indian thought,everything is permeated by the Supreme Universal Spirit of which the individual human spirit is a part.The system of yoga is so called because it teaches the means by which the jivatma can be united to,or be in communion with the Paramatma,and so secure liberation(moksa).One who follows the path of yoga is a yogi or yogic.

AIM AND OBJECTIVE OF YOGA

Aim of yoga is to gain balance and control in life to free oneself confusion and distress to provide a sense of calm that comes from practice of yogic asanas and pranayama of the breathing.Yogic asanas aims at overcoming limitations of the body.Pranayama starts with breathing practice and leads towards control of prana or the life force.It helps to develop the life awareness.It strengthens the bones,muscles, correct the posters improve the breathing and increases the energy.

Yoga improves posture,increases the intake of oxygen and enhances the functioning of all body systems,including respiratory,digestive,endocrine,reproductive and excretory system