Yoga, which is an ancient spiritual science & means Union in Sanskrit language is actually – Union with God. The Bhagavat Gita says “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. Yoga is joining of the individual consciousness to the Universal Consciousness. Celebrating June 21st as International Yoga Day is actually celebrating life.
We can say with pride that Yoga which is a way of life for many, has its origins in India & has spread its wings across the globe. But sadly it is still often incorrectly linked with religion. It is but a science of well-being, which integrates the body, mind and soul.
The world renowned Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar said ‘Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.’ It is said, gymnasium is for the hardware (Body) & Yoga is for the software (Mind).
Today’s youth need to arise, awake, harness and experience the power of yoga & become spiritual dynamites rather than being addicted to the “Smartphone Yoga Mudra” & “Whatsapp Asana” using only index finger all the time.
T S Karthik