2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Relationship of yoga, spirituality and physical fitness
Author(s): Harsimran Singh
Yoga works by engaging the whole body and mind, providing activities that incorporate different learning styles. Health is an important psychological as well as a physical issue. Good health is something that people achieve by actively engaging in a healthy lifestyle rather than something taken to be granted. The person’s state of health is a complex interaction of biological factors such as genetic predisposition and social factors such as the amount of social support one receives from friends and family. The stress of modern life can also lead to mental suffering like the feeling of inadequacy, isolation and powerlessness. Yoga is foremost coping technique for all these stressful events. As remarked, “Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim; the better the practice, the brighter the flame.” Good health results from perfect communication between each part of the body and mind; when each cell communes with every other. Although Yoga is essentially a spiritual science, it leads to a sense of physical and emotional well-being. Our body exists in the past and our mind exists in the future. In Yoga, they come together in the present. It generates cosmic powers. Mind is naturally active and dynamic, while the soul is luminous. Yoga removes the sluggishness from the body and brings it to the level of the active mind. Yoga releases the creative potential in life. In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world and is often called Hatha yoga.
Pages: 781-783 | 545 Views 52 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Harsimran Singh. Relationship of yoga, spirituality and physical fitness. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):781-783.