The word Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning Union. It’s a combination of the physical self and various exercises for the mental peace of mind to stimulate the individual’s concentration. It improves health thereby attaining eternity. Yoga releases the toxins from the body and tries to be in full harmony with nature with the basic 3 aspects of the human elements: the mind, the mental and the spiritual.
Yoga is a form of attaining peace through various rigorous exercises practiced in India from the ages as it is believed that Yoga clears a man from all illness. Yoga has done wonders to the people suffering from various diseases and had cured them completely of the time of Indus civilization when the treatment of allopathy was not heard of. Yoga integrates the exercises of aerobics, gymnastics and even combines the mental and physical through breathing, lungs exercise and inhaling of fresh air into the system. Yoga has been found to enhance the efficiency of the heart, curing the body of stress, strains, blood pressure, digestive problems, anemia, and even cancer.
Meditation is believed to relieve the strains and the stress of the body. The whole process of Meditation intends to bring peace of mind to the individual giving him complete freedom from the undue tensions arising out due to the natural and physical conditions. It relives the soul and the body and tries to purify every system of the human organs and tries to empower the body with fresh and positive feelings within and outside. Meditation helps in complete control of the self in physical and moral terms and in full command of one’s activities with a lot of vibrant energies. Through meditation, the soul tries to reach the ultimate and gain wisdom and knowledge seldom learned in any school of thought.
The various benefits of Meditation are:
- It helps in oxygen circulation throughout the body.
- It stabilizes the respiratory system and reduces the risk of blood pressure
- Increases blood flow to the body parts.
- Gives peace and a deeper level of relaxation.
- Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
- Builds self-confidence.
- It helps in increasing the serotonin production which influences mood and behavior. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia, and headaches.