The composition of human beings comprises three essential components namely soul, mind and body. In correspondence to the needs of these components here comes the inner peace, knowledge, and health (Woodyard, 2018). Inner peace is a spiritual need of a soul while knowledge and health are psychological and physical needs respectively. The existence of harmony is possible only with the presence of all three requirements. The following essay has glimpsed the effects of yoga regarding the physical and spiritual needs (Woodyard, 2018). A study has proved that it has numerous effects on the improvement of not only physical fitness but also on stress, mental clearness, understanding and general well being (Woodyard, 2018). It is meant for the all groups of ages and is beneficial equally (Woodyard, 2018). The effect of yoga on both body and mind are described in detail as follow.
At the physical level, there are uncountable ailments which can be cured of the yoga. There are different postures (asans) in the yoga that can strengthen the body and create an overall feeling of well being (JA, 2018). There are a lot of physical issues that are related to our unhealthy behaviors and lifestyle. These issues include diabetes, cardiovascular, arteriosclerosis, heart disease and many different forms of cancer (JA, 2018). For all of them, yoga has proved as prevention of self-diagnosis and care. Though it has not replaced the role of a doctor in an individual’s life, it has been practiced successfully and safely among the billions of people that never had the doctors for years (JA, 2018). The yoga could, therefore, help both the doctor and the individual to monitor the progress.
While getting into the effects of yoga on the soul and psychology of human beings, it has been observed that yoga can sharpen the concentration (Granath J, 2018). It could steady the emotions and cheers the feeling of care for others. There are different techniques of breathing (pranayam) that calms the mind and brings the stability and awareness (Granath J, 2018). The inner peace could be experienced through the meditation (Granath J, 2018). Thus yoga is a philosophy that could be encountered practically and involves every aspect of a person (Granath J, 2018). With the development of self-awareness and discipline, the yoga teaches the evolution. Not only this the body also heal itself when the people find themselves to actively reduces the stress with the help o consoling mind (Granath J, 2018). In this regard, yoga is proved as a self-healing tool and a way to get the life shaped into several different levels.
For some of the people it is proved divine, but for others, it has proved entirely addictive and a powerful active substitute for the adverse habits. With the practice of simple asanas, one can reach his real needs and attention (Granath J, 2018). The obtained results are immediate and apparent. Yoga can unlock the wonders of life along with the hidden energies (Granath J, 2018).
The primary purpose that yoga serve is to make life enjoyable and efficient. It is the art that could help the divine feeling to everyone along with the freedom from pain and ignorance. Although it has taken time for us to knot ourselves up but if we are still breathing it is never late to start the yoga.
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