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The word “Yoga” originates from Sanskrit and means “to join, to unite”. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice; this has a holistic effect and brings body, mind, consciousness and soul into balance.
'Healthy India - Yoga, Indian Medicine and Health & Wellbeing'.
Subhash Jain (June 21, 2016)
11:30 – 12:15
Delhi University, New Delhi
What is YOGA
What is evidence that YOGA has health
'Healthy India - Yoga, Indian
Medicine and Health &
International Yoga Day
On 11 December 2014, The 193-member United Nations General Assembly approved by consensus, a resolution establishing 21 June as
'International Day of Yoga'.
The declaration of this day came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister Narendra
Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on 27 September 2014.
The beginnings of Yoga
were developed by the
over 5,000 years ago
•Karma yoga: The yoga of
action. with the first six
chapters with 280 shlokas d
•Bhakti yoga: The yoga of
devotion. , the middle six
containing 209 shlokas
•Jnana yoga: The yoga of
knowledge. Last six with 221
Sanskrit and means “to join, to unite”.
Yoga exercises have a holistic effect and
bring body, mind, consciousness and soul
5000 years old was founded in India,— the Indus Valley seals depict a number of figures in
postures identical to various asanas
The ultimate goal is moksha, the attainment of liberation from worldly suffering and the cycle
of birth and rebirth.
Yoga: asana(posture). one Suryanamaskar(Sun Salutation) sequence after another, this
“asanaheavy” form of Yoga – sometimes complemented with pranayama(breathing) – is
only a form of exercise to control, tone and stretch muscles.
Yet, even when Yoga is practiced solely in the form of an exercise, it cannot be completely
delinked from its Hindu roots; disappointing to know that manyof the yogis regularly
practicing Hanumanasanaor Natarajasanacontinue to deny the Hindu roots of their Yoga
Yoga System –Systematization by
Maharshi Patanjali (600
Yoga for fitness; Most health
clubs and gyms offer some
type of yoga class because
it's generally accepted as a
way to improve flexibility
and to reduce stress.
BENEFITS OF YOGA
Human beings are made up of three components—body, mind
and soul corresponding these there are three needs—health,
knowledge and inner peace. The practice of the postures
(asans) strengthens the body and creates a feeling of well
being. The practice of breathing techniques (pranayam) calms
the mind. Prayer, meditation, Mantra, positive thinking and
tolerance, lead to spiritual health.
Creates a flexible, and strong body and
Improves balance and posture
Improves energy level
Helps maintain a balanced metabolism
Enhances functioning of respiratory, digestive,
endocrine, reproductive and elimination
Can reduce blood pressure
Improves efficiency of lungs
Calms the Mind
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Concentration and Mental Clarity
Encourages positive thoughts and
Awakens the Spirit
Builds healthy spiritual awareness
between mind, body, and spirit.
Enhances the concept of Oneness
of all things
AHIMSA - PARAMO DHARMA
Non-injury is the supreme principle
In Shaivism, yoga is used to
unite kundalini with Shiva.
Jain meditation has been the central practice of
spirituality in Jainism along with the Three
Jewels. Meditation in Jainism aims at realizing the
self, attain salvation, take the soul to complete
The Bhagavad Gita ('Song of the Lord') consists of
18 chapters and 700 shlokas, (uses the term
"yoga" extensively in a variety of ways, it
introduces three prominent types of yoga:
Karma yoga: The yoga of action. with the first six
chapters with 280 shlokas d
Bhakti yoga: The yoga of devotion. , the middle
six containing 209 shlokas
Dhyāna in Buddhism, Buddhist meditation
encompasses a variety of meditation techniques
that aim to
develop mindfulness, concentration, tranquillity,
Advaita Vedanta, in contrast, believes that in the
state of moksha, the path to liberation—as the
highest form of devotion.
Vajrayana is also known as Tantric
Sikhism:Guru Nanak propounded the path of
Sahaja yoga; Nanak tells nothing but the truth.
You must discipline your mind.
Patanjali organized the practice of yoga into an
"eight limbed path" containing the steps and
stages towards obtaining Samadhi or
Things to remember before Practicing
Do not overstrain.
Do the asana regularly.
Do the asana in airy room.
Do the asana in relaxed, comfortable manner.
Diet in yoga: Sattvic food= Yogic Food
Healthy food-Healthy life
TAI CHI CHIH : means knowledge of
knowing. Bubbling Spring : Known as Hsueh in
Chinese, this refers to the sole of the foot, a key point in
Chi: refers to the Vital Force, the Intrinsic Energy
that flows through the Meridan Channels of the body.
It is known as Ki in Japanese, and can be referred to
as Prana, Saki, or Kundalini in Indian languages.
According to the American College of Sports Medicine,
there are four types of health related fitness:
cardiorespiratory, muscular, flexibility and body
To best use yoga as a way to improve your fitness, you
must consider which of these components you want to
focus on and choose a yoga class to fit that goal.
Chi Kung is the science of the circulation of the Chi
Human body a great creation of nature
every organ create own; This body has
two kinds of elements:
Can be cured by medicine
Body infectious when they invaded
But by chemical weapons we fight and removed them
70% inside self help elements, produce chronic deceases
Cannot be cured by medicine only manage
Body parts heart, liver, lungs etc. Causes diabetes , B P
depression etc. where no medicine works
Here YOGA works even able to cure in due course of time
The spot two inches below the navel, there is believed to be a
great reservoir of intrinsic energy. The Yang Chi (energy from
the heart level) is to be brought down to the spot two inches
below the navel, or to the soles of the feet in Tai Chi practice, for
1. Hatha Yoga: Yoga as we know it in the Western world is based on the
practice of Hatha yoga, which uses different postures to prepare your body
for meditation and reach an enhanced state of enlightenment
2. Vinyasa:A vinyasa class is one that uses a sequence of postures, or
asanas, to build heat in your body and help eliminate toxins.
3. Ashtanga: refers to a type of Vinyasa class that promotes internal
cleansing through a vigorous physical practice and synchronized breathwork.
4. Power Yoga: Power yoga emphasizes strength and endurance
through a vigorous series of asanas.
5. Hot Yoga: which are held in a heated room to promote increased
6. Restorative Yoga: Restorative yoga uses props such as blankets
or blocks to create soothing, well-supported postures that are held for several
“Where the hand goes, there should follow the eyes
Where the eyes go, there should go the mind.
Where the mind goes Bhawa is created.
When the Bhawa is created, Rasa will be Born.”
Six Types of Yoga
Benefits of yoga
The most obvious fitness benefit of yoga is
Yoga moves your body in all directions and in
ways you wouldn't do in your normal day.
Improving your flexibility will decrease your
chance of injury in sports, and it will allow you to
move freely in your day-to-day life.
Reducing your stress will allow you to better manage
your time, enjoy your family and friends or your job
and give you a sense of calm.
Many people start with yoga for the fitness benefits,
but end up staying because of the deeper meaning
yoga gives their lives.
WELL BEING: One who is fit and fine
HEALTH: One wish to fit and fine
GYM Exercise makes you fit but fatigue and
stress comes, mechanical devices using means
body follow according to their functioning may
have side effects if unable to balance the body
YOGA makes you fit without fatigue and stress,
connect an individual with nature.Individual
capacity to stretch and relax the body hence no
NOTE: Whatever time given to Yoga will come back
more than twice in your life as your life span
Out come of Yoga
Elimination of lower back pain
Lower blood pressure
Weight loss (if your body needs it)
Less cravings for unhealthy habits (without much
effort....it just happens)
Improved reactions to stressful situations (some quicker
And the list goes on and on!
Moving Meditation: Walk in silence, both
internal and external.
Walking Meditation is a wonderful initiation for beginners into
the art of Meditation. It is easy to practice, and enhances
both physical, mental and spiritual well-being. It is especially
effective for those who find it difficult to sit still for long
periods of time.
Walking Meditation should generally be practiced for between
Start out walking a little faster than normal, and gradually
slow down to a normal walking speed, and then continue to
slow down until you start to feel artificial or off balance.
Speed up just enough to feel comfortable, physically and
psychologically. At first you may need to walk fairly fast to feel
smooth in your gait, but with practice, as your balance
improves, you should be able to walk more slowly.
Be mindful of your breathing, without trying to control it,
always make sure your breathing feels natural, not artificial.
Walk with 'soft vision' allowing the eyes to relax and focus upon
nothing, while aware of everything. Smile softly with your eyes.
Gradually allow the smile to spread from your eyes to your face and