works very effectively on mental resolve, will power and resolutions.
Many people testify to the unbelievable power and effectiveness
of the resolution made during the practice of Yoga .Yoga is
of great help to insomniacs because it stimulates sleep, it
must be understood that Yoga itself is NOT sleep. At best,
it can be described as “Sleep of Awareness”. In
conventional “sleep”, we lose control of our senses.
But if you seek the greatest benefits, you must transcend
this feeling so that you can stimulate the mind in the desired
manner and be in control.
Of Body With Yog
Yog Transforms the physical body. Forbearance (Yama), which
includes veracity and chastity; religious observance, which
include internal and external purity; posture and pranayam
play an important role in this transformation. Regular practice
of yog keeps the physical and mental organs active and maintains
their natural conditioning of organs is the main mantra for
a health living. The life dependent on artificial organs cannot
be stable. Over medication, especially allopathic medicines
finish the chances of rejuvenation of physical organs in their
natural form leaving aside their sensitivity. A medicine taken
to cure a particular disease, gives rise to a new disease.
These physical diseases finally give birth to mental diseases.
yogic processes like prosture, pranayam. Devotion, mudras,
bandhs, shatkarma etc. are used in order to purify the blood,
vital life energy, nerves, glands etc. All the diseases and
disorders are removed from the body totally. The life including
proper diet, sleep, celibacy is always enjoyable and healthy.
The philosophers of yog have included forbearance and religious
observance as the two primary branches of Ashtang yog, and
are actually the basis of a health society and people. Forbearance,
which includes not doing injury to living things, not veracity,
avoidance of theft, chastity and non acceptance of gifts is
helpful in all round development and building a good civilized
society. Religious observance which includes external and
internal purity, cheerfulness or contentment, austerity, chanting
vedic hymns, devoted reliance on the lord are determinants
of personal progress. It should be not understood that non-violence
and other facts of forbearance have no purpose In personal
progress. Ultimately, acceptance of people’s disciplined
and civilized life is acceptance and discipline of the society.
Non-violence and other forbearance except celibacy are with
reference to the society whereas, religious observance are
with reference to individual. Saint Patanjali has called forbearance
as the greatest religious vow on the basis of this aspect.
meaning is very clear that the people inquisitive of learning
Yog should not be impatient in following non-violence and
other acts of forbearance in the name of place, period and
condition. However, the suitable place, period and condition
could be necessary with respect to external and internal purity,
austerity, and chanting Vedic hymns etc. the word ‘austerity’
used with respect to religious observance has been elaborated
in great detail in Indian Literature.
Saint Patanjali has given a very brief note on the form of
yog in the form of Kriya yog. Austerity is also an important
part of this Kriya Yog along with chanting of Vedic hymns
and devoted reliance on the lord. It has been mentioned clearly
that austerity is the developed form of physical and mental
energy and consciousness not just exploitation of physical
organs. According to Patanjali, tolerating confusion is austerity,
energy at physical level and logical thinking at mental level
give a person the ability to tolerate confusion. Indian sages
have recognized these confusions at physical and mental levels
in the form of hunger-thirst, cold-hot, happiness-unhappiness,
loss-gain, fame-defame, victory-defeat etc.
continuous widening of the ability of tolerating confusion
is patience, which is known as the basis quality of personal,
family, social, political, religious and spiritual life of
the individual. Lord Krishna further elaborates austerity.
He included the factors of forbearance and religious observance
under austerity and declared it as physical, verbal and mental.
Actually, luxurious life full of pretense deteriorates the
moral values of a person habituated to leading a comfortable
life cannot imagine leading a life without these comforts.
The person feels handicapped in the absence of comforts even
if he is a fully able person. This attitude makes a person
diseased. At this point the nature appears like an enemy.
Austerity is an invitation to forbid luxurious and comfortable
life style and live in proximity with nature.
Posture or asana is a popular branch of yog to maintain the
physical balance. Saint Patanjali is very generous and simple
while defining asana. According to him, stable and comfortable
position is asana. Different writers have different opinions
with respect to number of asana and the most interesting is
the one given in Dhyanbindupanishadkar. According to it, the
number of postures is equal to the number of species of life.
It is necessary to strengthen the muscles and nerves in order
to keep the body healthy. Posture and exercise strengthen
the muscles and nerves. Exercise plays a very important role
in supplying the nourishment to different parts of the body
obtained through food. Absence of exercise gives rise to imbalanced
body. Posture and light exercises strengthen our respiratory
system. The therapist are using different in the successful
treatment of various diseases. Different diseases accruing
in stomach, neck, spine and knees are cured with popular asanas.
Yog is fully capable of transforming the physical body.
is the best medicine