If you think yoga only helps to reconstruct your body, mind, and soul; you are wrong. Yoga is about so much more which also includes mindfulness, spirituality etc. In the following article, we will read how yoga’s teachings are helping us in our daily life.
Well, yoga is not only about the poses, asanas, pranayama or any other exercises that we learn, it also gives us daily life teachings that we must imbibe. Every asana that we practice, we need to correlate it with our lives. As per the teachings of yoga in Nepal, mind and body belongs to one; hence, both should work in a balance to achieve success. This will not only help us in practicing the exercise with perfection but will also improve our lifestyle. It brings harmony between the mind and body physically, mentally and spiritually.
Here’s how yoga helps us in daily life:
- Keeps you grounded
When you practice yoga poses, it strengthens your muscles, makes you flexible, and brings stamina and balance to the body. You are able to achieve it all just by keeping yourself to the ground. The teaching that comes here is that you will face problems and happiness in your life as both are part of a coin but you must learn to handle both. Keeping yourself on the ground will bring you a solution to problems and grace to your happiness.
- Brings awareness to the light
Repetitive practice of yoga pranayama, asana or poses cleanses your mind, body, and soul. The deep breaths awake your body and bring awareness to it. This awareness should also come to your mind. It will help you realize whether your deeds are good or bad. Also, it will let you try new things to learn and analyze the other side’s perspective.
- Interacts with the core
Yoga gives us access to interact with the core muscles, tissues and even organs of the body that were unknown to us. It not only helps us in finding the problem in them but also provides us the treatment for it. Yoga wants us to dig deep into any situation, find the defect and then, work on the solution; rather than find a haywire answer.
- Teaches self-care
The intention with which you are practicing yoga allures you to provide enough focus and attention that you start seeing the results. This self-care shouldn’t be just physical; it must include mental and psychological health too. If you are mentally strong you will be strong enough to combat any situation. Psychological health will provide you balance and helps maintain the bridge between physical and mental health.
- Prepares to try harder
While you are practicing a new pose, it isn’t possible that you do it with perfection in the first attempt. Perfection in any yoga exercise needs practice. Yoga prepares your body to be strong so that you never quit practicing and this practice will eventually make you perfect. Yoga wants us to learn and not to quit. It wants us to educate our mind to attain perfection through practice.
- Develops patience
When we are unable to perform an asana, we don’t get frustrated. Instead, we practice another asana and then practice the previous one and eventually, with practice we are able to achieve the target. It teaches us that there can be things in your life that might not be working out right now but don’t panic. Keep your mind and body calm and be patient. Handling things patiently will eventually give better results.
- Makes you liberal
In order to achieve success over a pose that was impossible to perform, makes us practice harder. According to yoga, this is precisely incorrect. Yoga wants us to be liberal about our practice and things in our life. Yoga believes that excess of practice is bad for health; we must learn to be liberal. We can practice the exercise later or tomorrow. Even in life yoga wants us to liberal about things. If it is not working out right now, it means you must learn to let it go for now.
If these teachings showed you a ray of light in your daily life you may want to plan your yoga holidays in Nepal, the land of yogis. Yoga in Nepal offers intensive yoga training courses based on authentic Eastern teachings.