YOGA The Life Jacket of Strength & Solace
Rishimukh|June 2021
Meditation happens, you can’t do it. You can only create a congenial atmosphere for it to happen.

UNLEASH THE INNATE CAPACITY TO HEAL

As we face one of the biggest challenges of this century and witness the huge death and destruction of human lives around us, it is only natural to feel shattered, helpless and broken with the loss of our near and dear ones. Yet, this is the time to invoke the valour in us and build our endurance and fortitude. Yoga and meditation are the best ways to counter the surge in mental health issues in these grim times. Those who are sad need solace and those who feel weak to handle the situation, need strength. Meditation brings both.

Use the wisdom and power of yoga and meditation as a life jacket to sail through this existential challenge. Spiritual practices bring a sense of connectedness and give one the strength to take responsibility not just for oneself but also for the well-being of others.

Even a few minutes of meditation can provide succour and peace to those who have suffered tremendous loss. It heals emotional trauma and calms an agitated mind. The yogic way of life advocates restoring the natural harmony between the body, the mind and the breath. When harmony is restored, it unleashes one’s innate capacity to heal.

FROM ACCESSORIES TO THE ESSENCE OF LIFE

Problems and challenges can never be permanently taken away from life. What can change is your response to them and meditation and mastering the breath give you the power to do it.

There is ample research documenting the enormous benefits of asanas, pranayamas and meditations - the key limbs of yoga. These yogic practices can significantly improve not just physical health but mental and emotional health too. They also play a key role in boosting the functioning of the immune system. Sudarshan Kriya and meditation uplift the levels of our vital energy, which, when elevated, strengthen the immune system. Strong immunity and a calm mind will provide an extra edge in the fight against the pandemic.

The pandemic suddenly brought to our awareness the oneness of human life by erasing the boundaries of territories, cultures, civilizations and even personalities. It also brought to our minds the need to help each other and ponder over the delicate aspects of human life. Today, while the human race is on the precipice of great change, it has become imperative for humanity to shift its attention from the accessories of life to the essence of life itself.

Problems and challenges can never be permanently taken away from life. Once you solve one, you are presented with another, then another. That is the circle of life. What can change is your response to them and meditation and mastering the breath give you the power to do it.

A BETTER YOU AND A BETTER WORLD

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