Yoga is all about creating harmony with our inner selves, the world around us, and the Universe. When we are in a state of harmony we invite well-being and fulfillment into our lives. Consequently, our journey through life is filled with health and contentment. Health, however, is not just the absence of disease or illness. It is the continuous flow of energy, which helps us feel joyful and enthusiastic. Similarly, contentment is not just the absence of sadness or depression. It is the positive power we wield in the face of unfavorable situations.
The effect of a harmonious relationship with our self is most pronounced at the physical level. Increased health, heightened immunity, and greater limb flexibility are some of the most immediate results that we witness within just a few days of embracing Yoga. However, that is not all. Some of the other physical benefits include:
- Increased energy flow
- Weight loss
- Overall fitness and muscle strength
- Better body posture and flexibility
- Enriching and relaxing sleep
However, there is a lot more that Yoga offers at the mental and spiritual levels as well. With Yoga, we gain:
- Freedom from stress
- Increased intuitive capabilities
- Positive outlook to life
- Attention and focus
- Relaxed body systems
- Inner peace
- Greater awareness of our immediate environment
When our body and mind experiences a constant level of peace and harmony, the way we interact with our family, friends, and colleagues also improves, slowly encompassing the human society as a whole.