How often do we carry our worries and concerns with us in our daily routine? Such thoughts that linger in our mind affect our mood and invariably have an effect on the people with whom we interact.
When we practise yoga, we draw our mind to the present moment. We hold the asanas (poses) by focusing on body parts that we are activating and channeling our attention to dristhis (gazing points). At the same time, observing slow and deep regulated breaths (pranayama). These bring about a deep sense of calmness and clarity to our mind. As we weave in and out of asanas, we synchronise our breaths with the movements, developing a meditative state of mind.
As we assimilate into our yoga practices, we will experience the tranquil and therapeutic effects of practicing yoga. When was the last time you feel a sense of serenity after your yoga session?