The science and art of healthy living - physically, mentally, morally and spiritually. It aims at the development of a perfect balance between the body and the mind, which eventually permits the individual seeker's union with the Divine. It does not matter what you call that Divine - God, Allah, Ishwara or by some other name. Anything that brings you into a closer understanding with that higher Power - which is greater than yourself - is Yoga.
An ordinary person may consider meditation as a worship or prayer. But it is not so. Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. "Watching your breath" is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation.
Meditation is not a technique but a way of life. Meditation means 'a cessation of the thought process' . It describes a state of consciousness, when the mind is free of scattered thoughts and various patterns . The observer (one who is doing meditation) realizes that all the activity of the mind is reduced to one.
Yoga in Jaipur used Indian Yoga Techniques, designed to stimulate the flow of energy known as chakras. It utilizes all forms and types, from the postures of Hatha, to breathing practices of pranayama to mantra and meditation in a systematic self study, leading to an in-depth understanding of Mind over Matter. It goes from the holistic health practices to the mystical and sacred. Because mind is connected to the body through energy (via the nervous system), learning how to work with these energies empowers and balances the chakras, bringing the body to a state of peak health, and the mind to a calm state. The result is a consciousness that is free to embrace its spiritual nature, a mind that is peaceful and clear, and a body that maintains optimum health.
Yoga therapy is of modern denomination and represents man's first attempt to combine age-old concepts and techniques with contemporary medical and psychological know-how. So, where traditional Yoga was primarily concerned with spiritual transcendence, yoga therapy aims at holistic treatment of a variety of psychological or psychosomatic disorders ranging from sinusitis and asthma to emotional distress. Yoga Therapy could be called a system of health care that helps treat human indispositions as naturally as possible, to alleviate pain and suffering through set of exercises, both physical and mental. Ideally, yoga therapy is preventive in nature, as is Yoga itself, while being curative in many instances, soothing in others, and restorative in most.
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