Benefits of Yogasanas
Ayurveda: A art of healthy living
Asana's as described previously have got a host of therapeutic uses.In this section we will elaborate some of the broad benefits of Yogasana's that were mentioned in the previous section.
Conative action: Conative action is the voluntary exercise of the organs of action. The asanas being the main yogic instrument of balancing the body, they consist of various physical postures, which are designed to release tension, improve flexibility and maximize the flow of vital energy.
The purpose of the asanas is
to create a flow of positive energy so that our concentration is
directed within ourselves and the mind is able to perceive (parokshya
jnana) the effects of our purposive action. That is cognitive
Mental: When the earlier two actions are fused, our mind's discriminative faculty guides these organs to perform the asanas more correctly. The resultant rhythmic energy flow and awareness leads to a mental state of pure joy.
Intellectual & Spiritual: Physical postures, therefore, end up affecting the various interrelated channels (nadis) of the mind-body complex. And ultimately the performance of a perfect yogasana leads to the absolute intellectual absorption of the mind on a single task, which in turn leads to the fusion of the individual spirit with the Divine Self (dhyana).
Now having got a fair idea that Yoga has a positive effect in achieving & sustaining a healthy state of mind, body & soul,Let's put our first step forward in incorporating the art of yoga in our life's shedule(walk of life).
Yoga Postures (Asana's)