Effect of yoga on the body
Yoga allows us to know our self. It strengthens inner power to meet the supreme soul and attain complete happiness. Indian sages and saints have defined different types of yoga. Here, we will be discussing about the postures and pranayam yogas which come under the eight yogic practices (resistance towards passions, rules, postures i.e., asana, controlling the breath i.e. pranayam, resisting the sense organs, concentration, meditation and deep meditation), six other yogic exercises of austerity (hath yoga) will also be discussed. Practicing yoga revives our dead consciousness. These exercises rejuvenate dead tissues and new tissues and cells are formed. Light yogic exercises reactivate the nervous system, and regulate blood circulation. It reinstates fresh energy in the body. According to the laws of physical science, when the body contracts and expands, energy is developed and diseases get cured. This activity is done simply with the help of different yogic asanas. With the practice of pranayam and other asanas, the glands and muscles of the body repel-attract, contract-expand, which cures diseases naturally.
Yoga also keeps the veins healthy. Pancreas becomes active and produces insulin in the right quantity which helps in curing diabetes and other diseases. Health is directly linked with the digestive system. A bad digestive system is the prime reason for most of the diseases. Even some serious problems like heart disease occur due to a bad digestive system. Yoga strengthens the entire digestion process, making every part of the body healthy, light and active. Fresh air enters the lungs which keep diseases like asthma, respiratory problems, allergy etc. away. Fresh air also strengthens the heart. Yogic exercises dissolve the fat, which makes the body light and it remains healthy, fit and attractive. Not only that, Yoga is beneficial for thin and lean bodies as well. Yoga controls the mind and senses, it helps the follower to get out of the darkness, In this way we can begin the path of Yoga and experience the inner happiness of meeting the supreme being and attain physical, mental, intelligence and spiritual progress.
Concentrating your mind on the navel center, heart which is in the form of white lotus, light glowing on your head, center of the eyebrows, front portion of the nose, front portion of the tongue and the suture on the top of the head and other physical parts and sitting at one place attentively is called concentration.
When the senses and mind starts turning inwards due to resisting the senses, concentrating them on a particular place with respect to condition is called concentration. In this way diverting the mind from a huge subject and focusing it on light aims soul-Supreme soul is called concentration. Concentration is the foundation of meditation. As the practice of concentration becomes mature, meditation also happens along with it.