Yoga and Meditation (Art of Living)

  • Four Benefits of Yoga:

    1. Flexibility

      Meditation involves sitting still for a period of time. This increases flexibility that yoga brings and thus helps the body to remain comfortable during the physical activities.

    1. Energy

      Yoga and meditation helps us restoring our energy. It rejuvenates our entire self and reenergizes us to work better.

    1. Awareness

      Awareness of the body is said to be the first “foundation” of mindfulness. Mindfulness can’t exist in the abstract — we have to have something to be mindful of. And it’s hard to be aware of what the more subtle elements of our experience are doing if we aren’t aware of what relatively substantial parts of our experience (like the body) are doing. Yoga helps us to be more aware of the body, which helps with the overall process of developing mindfulness. That brings us onto the fourth benefit that Relaxation and Calmness.

    1. Relaxation and Calmness

      Yoga helps to promote a deeper awareness of the body and of its muscles and joints. This has a grounding effect, helping to calm the mind, which in turn slows down our emotions so that we feel more relaxed.