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International Journal of Sports, Exercise and Physical Education

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

Exploration study on yoga for fitness and wellness

Author(s):

Dr. Chhaya Chaudhary

Abstract:

At its core, the practice of yogic postures (asanas) and cleansing techniques (kriyas) centers around cultivating an abundance of physical and mental energy. This vitality permeates every facet of our existence, from the stillness of sleep to the dynamism of play. The very word "yoga" translates to "yoke," signifying the practice's ability to unite the individual spirit (Atman) with the universal spirit (Paramatman) or the divine. Yoga's roots delve deep into the dawn of human civilization, standing as an intangible pillar of India's rich spiritual heritage.
This ancient discipline serves as a potent tool for self-realization and achieving a state of harmonious balance. As humans, we are intricate beings woven from the threads of the physical, mental, and spiritual. Yoga fosters the development of all three aspects in a unified manner. Remarkably, yoga transcends limitations of background or belief. It welcomes any individual yearning to transcend their ego and embark on the path towards enlightenment.
Through a dedicated practice, yoga purifies the body, fostering resilience against disease and aiding in overall healing. Furthermore, yoga acts as a powerful instrument for athletes, conditioning their bodies, minds, and reflexes. By stimulating the flow of "prana" (life force) through the body's subtle channels ("nadis"), yoga optimizes energy transmission and enhances mental focus. This holistic approach cultivates peak performance and refines an athlete's reflexes.
Yoga, in essence, is a transformative process that orchestrates the symphony of mind and body. It is the pathway to vibrant health, mental equilibrium, and the ultimate realization of the self. By fostering healing of the mind and liberation of the soul, yoga empowers us to reach the pinnacle of physical and mental wellbeing – a state where true and lasting fulfillment resides.
 

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International Journal of Sports, Exercise and Physical Education
How to cite this article:
Dr. Chhaya Chaudhary. Exploration study on yoga for fitness and wellness. Int. J. Sports Exercise Phys. Educ. 2024;6(1):74-77. DOI: 10.33545/26647281.2024.v6.i1b.77
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