Practice of ‘Yoga in Daily Life’ for Harmony of Body, Mind and Soul:
Practice of Yoga
To live in harmony with oneself and the environment is the wish of every human. However, in modern times greater physical and emotional demands are constantly place upon many areas of life. Those results in more and more people suffer from physical and mental tension such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, and there is an imbalance in physical activity and proper exercise too. This is why methods and techniques for the attainment and improvement of health, as well as physical, mental and spiritual harmony, are of great importance, and it is exactly in this respect that ‘Yoga in Daily Life’ comprehensively offers an aid to help one’s self.
The word ‘Yoga’ originates from Sanskrit language and means ‘to join/ to unite’. Yoga exercises have a holistic effect and bring body, mind, consciousness and soul into balance. In this way Yoga assists us in coping with everyday demands, problems and worries. Yoga helps to develop a greater understanding of our self, the purpose of life and our relationship to God.
On the spiritual path, Yoga leads us to supreme knowledge and eternal bliss in the union of the individual self with the universal self. The spiritual goal of Yoga is Self realisation, the union of the individual soul with God.
Many thousands of years ago in India, ‘Rishis’ (Sage & Spiritual Scientists) explored nature and the cosmos in their meditations. They discovered the laws of the material and spiritual realms and gained an insight into the connections within the universe. They investigated the cosmic laws, the laws of nature and the elements, life on earth and the powers and energies at work in the universe- both in the external world as well as on a spiritual level. The unity of matter and energy, the origin of the universe and the effects of the elementary powers have been described and explained in the ‘Vedas’. Much of this knowledge has been rediscovered and confirmed by modern science.
From these experiences and insights a far-reaching and comprehensive system known as Yoga originated and gave us valuable, practical instructions for the body, breath, concentration, relaxation and meditation. ‘Yoga in Daily Life’ is a holistic system, which means it takes into consideration not only the physical, but also the mental and spiritual aspects.
The system ‘Yoga in Daily Life’ is taught worldwide in Yoga Centres, Adult Education Centres, Health Institutions, Fitness and Sports Clubs, Rehabilitation Centres and in Health Resorts. It is suitable for all age groups- it requires no ‘acrobatic’ skills and also provides the unfit, as well as handicapped, ill and convalescent people, the possibility of practicing Yoga. The name itself indicated that Yoga can be and should be used ‘in Daily Life’.
The main goals of ‘Yoga in Daily Life’ are:
- Physical Health
- Mental Health
- Social Health
- Spiritual Health
- Self-realisation or realisation of the Divine within us
These goals are attained by:
- Love and help for all living beings
- Respect for life, protection of nature and the environment
- A peaceful state of mind
- Full vegetarian diet
- Pure thoughts and positive lifestyle
- Physical, mental and spiritual practices
- Tolerance for all nations, cultures and religions