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Evolve into the real you

THE ASIAN AGE. | DR REKHA SHETTY
Published : Jun 8, 2017, 12:57 am IST
Updated : Jun 8, 2017, 12:57 am IST

We Indians have a habit of never accepting anything till it is celebrated in foreign world capitals.

Yoga is all gentle stretches and mindful breathing. Your body is all you need for this profound workout.  (Representational image)
 Yoga is all gentle stretches and mindful breathing. Your body is all you need for this profound workout. (Representational image)

What is the use of all the wealth in the world if your body does not allow you to enjoy it? There are many who spend their whole lives amassing wealth and then finding themselves in no condition to enjoy it. So as you make all your investments, tax saving and otherwise, plan to make the most important of them all — an investment in your own health.

As we contemplate World Yoga Day, that is observed on June 21, let us adopt it as a way of life. We Indians have a habit of never accepting anything till it is celebrated in foreign world capitals. This is happening finally with yoga. “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

“Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness,” writes Indra Devi.

It is probably the best body-mind workout ever devised. To top it all, there is even a spiritual dividend. Yoga is all gentle stretches and mindful breathing. Your body is all you need for this profound workout. So get in touch with a teacher who can initiate you and make sure you don’t injure yourself.

Yoga can change your whole life starting with your breathing. You begin to rediscover the real, calm, peaceful you. Your body will become more flexible and your movements more graceful. Integrate the practice into your daily life and rediscover the person God created you to be.

 

The writer is the author of Everyday Happiness Mantras

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