Experience The Calm Within…
“Let us accept the invitation, ever-opener, from the stillness, taste its exquisite sweetness, and heed its silent instructions.”
It is through this acquisition of self-knowledge that we can become genuinely happy and come in harmony.
There was a time when meditation was an integral and natural part of everyone’s daily routine. It was never considered as a special task for which we must prepare. Life earlier was more simpler and people more grounded without much chaos around and inside our minds. In the present scenario, people need to literally stop and remind themselves to breathe properly as life has become more of a never-ending marathon. Meditation has a calming effect and directs awareness inward until pure awareness is achieved. Looking for inner peace requires solitude not speed and when you finally find yourself, start looking for the land where you came from and the land you will finally get to.
If meditation is inner awareness, then yoga is the awareness of our physical body and integrating it with our soul and mind. In simple terms it is the union of mind, body and soul but this simple unification needs little concentration and an inclination to look beyond the boundaries we have created in our minds and the abilities of our physical form.
The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions, it is mentioned in the Rigveda, but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries in ancient India. Yoga gurus from India later introduced yoga to the west, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century. In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world.Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core. Reap the benefits of this ancient practice and learn to look inside yourself.