Why should you practice Yoga?
Yoga has as main objective to show to the person that he/she is already free, full and happy. It is, therefore, a liberating spirituality, which has nothing to do with religion, indoctrination or sectarian ideologies. Unfortunately, there are some intolerant sects in the middle of Yoga, of which we recommend that the reader friend stay away.
Of course, the higher your expectations, the more carefully you should look. If you want to practice to keep fit or combat stress, a few weekly sessions of asanas will do the job. In this case, either if you have a health problem or have been stopped for a while, it is advisable to do a medical examination before starting.
If you are seeking for a challenging and vitalizing practice where you can explore and extrapolate your physical boundaries through more powerful asanas, some Yoga forms, such as Aṣṭāṅga Vinyāsa, can be extremely demanding, suitable for athletes and people who enjoy working the body with discipline and intensity.
However, remember that Yoga is not a physical activity, but a discipline of self-knowledge that uses the body as a tool to put into practice the liberating teaching and attitudes that shape a lifestyle in harmony with people and the world.
If you have practiced for a while, felt the benefits of Yoga, and want to continue on your own, it is still recommended that from time to time, make a workshop or class to correct any mistakes you may not be aware of yourself.
If it is the case of Yogatherapy by medical indication, one or two daily sessions of specific exercises that include asana, pránáyáma, and yoganidrá, as well as food counseling are recommended. The teacher, in this case, must have much study and experience in the subject. There are teachers who prefer to deny the therapeutic effects of Yoga, which is much easier than studying them.
Practicing Yoga is not a matter of age or gender, but a matter of being human. So the answer to your question should be: I practice Yoga, because Yoga is for humans, being a way to live a peaceful and happy life, full of peace, not to mention the physical, emotional and mental benefits that practice in us provides. Yoga is the art that leads to happiness, which teaches us to be happy.
The Yoga Life School
Practicing Yoga is to be a student in the school of self-knowledge. Although it is an age-old tradition, Yoga continues to make perfect sense even today, and although it is not a religion, it can fill spaces that are empty, and Yoga is different from religions, since they are more focused on giving comfort to people, when Yoga does not stroke, but rather seeks liberation and growth as a human being.
Even though it is not a scientific knowledge, Yoga seeks to present things in a more empirical way, that is, with demonstrations, leaving more at ease those people who, when they are suspicious of something, prefer to verify for themselves. Even though it is not an art, in its daily practice we realize that Yoga is very similar to practicing artists, when it teaches us the art of being happy. In addition, we have to consider the philosophy of Yoga, which is connected with everything we live in our day to day.
"Yoga teaches people that within their so-called limitations or imperfections they are simply perfect!"
The philosophy of Yoga teaches us that we are already the happiness we are seeking and thus, we do not have to change what we are to be happy, that there is no need to run after the wealth that society imposes on us, much less that we need something to happen on the outside so that we can bring happiness into our lives.
The problem of self-image
Most people may find their life a disappointment when it comes to comparisons they have made themselves. They tend to see themselves as incomplete or unhappy and this problem will not be solved by subtracting the other problems of life. This is because the problem of self-image is much more connected with the lack of knowledge they have about themselves than with something they have been living through. So this will be solved by self-knowledge!
We may tend to see someone who is incomplete and needy each time we face the mirror of expectations and imaginations.©reliberceed.com We may feel a need for something to complete us and make us happy. Most times it tends to be a kind of believe or force that once such a thing is not achieved, we can never be who we are. This will cause us to act in certain ways that maybe unhealthy for us, putting us in situations of unnecessary suffering.
In this sense, Yoga teaches us that within these limitations or imperfections we are simply perfect! That is, we do not have to change anything in us for us to be happy. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement to conform and accommodate ourselves to situations that go against our dignity, but rather that our actions to seek change and fulfillment will not be able to bring us happiness.
When you feel imperfect and unhappy, think the following words:
"May I have the strength to change what must be changed. May I have the patience to accept what can not be changed. May I have the discernment to understand the difference between the two. "
The question is not really what you do or call Yoga, but rather your real purpose in your actions. Doing Yoga positions means nothing if you do not focus your practice on your release. Practicing breathing and meditation does not mean that you are practicing Yoga if you do not focus on your release.
In that sense, if you practice Yoga to learn more about yourself, if you can learn from your practice lessons to apply in your life and this will help you in the process of personal liberation, then you can call your Yoga practice. © reliberceed.com However, doing postures or meditations with a purpose other than freedom; then, this is not Yoga.
Let us not forget that the benefits of Yoga is all round and that includes our health and fitness. Whatever it is, there are countless reasons why we should practice yoga. You begin your walk in Yoga by practicing Hatha, the Yoga of the body and begin to realize the effects of postures, relaxations and respiratory, even if subtle, transform your life. The thirst for self-knowledge will come and be satiated in this process.
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