Yoga is our great Indian cultural inheritance that our wise Gurus and ancestors created and developed and is now a worldwide accepted practice. Yoga is known and practiced for its great spiritual, mental, and physical benefits. To celebrate and mark the importance of versatility of Yoga, 21st June is celebrated as the International Day of Yoga since 2015.
The theme for International Day of Yoga 2020 is ‘Yoga for health – Yoga at home’; this theme has been selected due to the mandate of social distancing owing to the worldwide Corona crisis. Although people cannot practice in groups or in yoga studios, yet each one of us can practice yoga at our homes.
The Origin of Yoga
Yoga had its origin in India and is believed to have originated more than 5000 years ago, although some believe that it may have originated 10000 years ago. Yoga finds mention in the Rig Veda as well as Upanishads. In the late 1800’s, some yogis traveled abroad and made yoga popular in the West, gaining a lot of followers and immense popularity in the process. Today, Yoga is practiced across the world.
Yoga with Meditation – The ancient secret to longevity and success
Yoga is deeply connected to our breathing practice. It provides a balance of one’s state of being, state of mind, and focus.
It has been mentioned in our ancient scriptures that ancient Indian saints lived for thousands of years, which today we find to be impossible.
Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan reveals the secret to their longevity as Pranayam, a form of Yoga that focuses on breathing, along with meditation. When Pranayam is practiced with meditation, it drastically increases the span of each breath, reducing the number of breaths per minute, thereby increasing the longevity of survival; since our spiritual scriptures mention that the number of breaths that a person takes on his lifetime is fixed.
By practicing Pranayam with meditation throughout their lives, the ancient saints could live for hundreds of years while reading the benefits of great health.
Pranayam with Meditation: How to do it?
Below are the steps to practice Pranayam with meditation, these have been taught by Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan and more than 65 million people have benefited by following this practice.
To do so, sit relaxed in sukhasana or on a chair
– Inhale deeply using the diaphragm muscles, such that the lungs are completely filled with air. As you do so, repeat the meditation words within.
– Hold the breath within for as long as you can and keep meditating.
– Exhale the breath slowly at first and then push it out completely using the diaphragm muscles; meditate as you do so.
– Once completely exhaled, hold there for as long as you can and keep meditating.
This is one complete breath of Pranayam with meditation. Watch this video to learn more:
Benefits of Pranayam with Meditation
The first and foremost benefit is that our strengthens the respiratory system and drastically increases immunity.
As we together against Corona, our best weapon against it is our own immunity. Pranayam with meditation has scientifically proven to drastically improve the immune system and increase Immunity. It increases the lung’s capacity, strengthens the heart, strengthens abdominal muscles and increases the blood flow to the brain.
For those who struggle with weak memory power, here is good news. Pranayam with meditation increases memory, focus, concentration and problem-solving skills as well. So the students and those in jobs that require good aptitude, it provides benefits like no other exercise.
Pranayam with meditation acts as the elixir of life, increasing positivity, will power and confidence; thereby removing stress, anxiety, and negativity. It is capable of curing depression. So people who have a negative mindset should practice it on a daily basis.
One can start by doing a few repetitions of Pranayam with meditation and increase gradually. Within a few days, one can feel a noticeable difference in one’s physical health and mental health.
Indian sportswomen prove their mettle by winning International Yoga Championships
In the first of its kind achievement, the Yoga sportswomen of India made their country prime when they won a number of Yoga championships internationally. Their achievements are:
– 4 Times winner of Asian Yoga Championship
– 4 Times winner of World Yoga Championship
These sportswomen are the players of Shah Satnam Ji institutes of education and were coached by none other than Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan. Guruji’s immense expertise in Yoga, health tips, tips to improve flexibility as well as focus helped these young girls achieve the impossible, who fondly call Guruji their ‘ Papa Coach’.
Along with this, they have also won many golds, silver, and bronze medals in various other international Yoga competitions.
A Wonder of Yoga – 86 Year Old Yoga Champion from India
Shri Ilamchand Ji, an 86 year young gentleman is a miracle, a wonder who is a source of inspiration to millions. With hundreds of medals, multiple championships, and many more winds to his name, Shri Ilamchand Ji have achieved great fame in the International Yoga community.
Shri Ilamchand Ji was extremely ill at the age of 67 and met Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan for His pious blessings. Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan guided him to do yoga and practice Pranayam with meditation. With the blessings of Guruji and regular practice, Shri Ilamchand Ji not only overcame his existing illnesses but also emerged as a champion in the world of Yoga, beating even the 30,40, and 50-year-olds in Yoga competitions.
Adopt Yoga, Live a Better Life
On this International Day of Yoga, let us all pledge to make yoga an integral part of our lives. With the benefits that range from physical health to spiritual awakening, Yoga is definitely a great gift that our ancestors have passed on to their generations. So adopt Yoga, adopt positivity, and live a better and healthy life.