How to Achieve Holistic Health with Yoga? On occasion of International Yoga Day – Swami Mukundananda
How can Yoga maintain your body? In order to maintain our body, we must use all the organs and tissues on a regular basis. If we wish to keep old age at bay, the simple formula is: use it or lose it. The first magic principle of Yoga is to keep all the body organs and ligaments active and thereby healthy. The second principle is that it provides for muscle strengthening. When the muscles are strong, the joints remain in place. For example, 80% of back-ache has their cause in the weakening of muscles. The third principle is, it tones up the organs. One theory is to take chemicals to tone organs. The ancient yogis in Himalayas used Yoga to tone their organs. The mental issues also have to be addressed. How to address the mental issues? By purifying the mind with meditation.
The hatha yoga scriptures say that physical yogic postures are beneficial, but breathing exercises are 20 times more useful. And meditation is 20 times more useful than breathing exercises.
Why does the mind become dirty in the first place? How do you ensure the mind remains clean and does not become dirty again? We determine our values based on where we have decided happiness lies. So, the decision needs to be made – where is happiness And this requires the understanding – WHO AM I? Once again, all the religious traditions around the world, inform us – we are NOT the body. This body is perishable and always changing. Medical science tells us that within one year, 98% of your molecules have changed. What is the unchanging in you is the soul. That is the element of our consciousness.
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