Yoga makes body strong ca­pa­ble of re­sist­ing the modern ill­nesses

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The yoga which is a sa­cred science pro­vides a strong body ca­pa­ble of re­sist­ing the modern ill­nesses and build strong mind to with­stand all temp­ta­tions and build strong mu­tual love and trust.

The sets of yoga were demon­strated to cel­e­brate the 7th an­niver­sary of Nehru -Wangchuck Cul­tural Cen­tre last Thurs­day by a group of yoga prac­ti­tioner.

A yoga prac­ti­tioner Yet­sho said that yoga is not an an­cient myth buried in si­lence. It’s the most es­teemed in­her­i­tance of the present, an es­sen­tial need of today and the cul­ture of to­mor­row.

She added that the yoga has a com­plete mes­sage for the body, mind and so­ci­ety and for the hu­man­ity and more­over, it works on all char­ac­ter­is­tics of the person.

“We must re­mem­ber that in yoga there is no right or wrong rather it has proved that it has a lot of med­i­cal benefits.”

But while prac­tic­ing yoga, one must seek proper yoga props and diet prin­ci­ples.

The prac­ti­tioner said that while do­ing any kinds of yoga vari­a­tions, it’s im­por­tant to keep in mind some of the lim­i­ta­tions in or­der to honor our body by avoid­ing or mod­i­fy­ing the yoga pos­ture un­der ex­pert guid­ance. Lim­i­ta­tions in­cludes high blood pres­sure (BP), heart dis­ease, slip disc, pep­tic or duo­de­nal ul­cers, spondyli­tis, women dur­ing ad­vance stages of preg­nancy and pe­ri­odic times.

The par­tic­i­pant demon­strated some of the best and the most im­por­tant yoga which will help the au­di­ence to draw some in­spi­ra­tion.

The par­tic­i­pants demon­strated Suryana­maskara which shows sym­bolic salu­ta­tions to the sun. The Suryana­maskara com­bines yo­gasanas and pranayama. Yet­sho said that it will bring about gen­eral flex­i­bil­ity of the body pre­par­ing it for Asanas and pranayama. “This is done usu­ally both at the sun­rise and sun­set and fac­ing the sun.”

She said that these prac­tices are ideal counter bal­ance to stress both as pre­ven­tive prac­tices and as a post stress ther­apy. “Re­search has proven its ef­fec­tive­ness in the cases of stress re­lated disor­der.”

The dif­fer­ent pos­ture of yoga had dif­fer­ent benefits for the prac­ti­tion­ers. Yet­sho said that if we prac­tice sar­van­gasan which is a shoul­der pose stand, it will benefits us to im­proves the body sys­tem, rich sup­ply of blood to the brain and re­lieve in­som­nia and tones up the re­pro­duc­tive sys­tem.

And if the prac­ti­tioner prac­tices the pose of fish or the Matyasan, it im­proves con­sti­pa­tion and asthma, it will also helps in cor­rec­tion of thy­roid glad and it will help for good stretch to the ab­domen, chest and throat re­gion.

Yet­sho said that we must re­mem­ber not to make a mis­take that yoga is only about pos­tures. “It’s more than that. It’s also about bal­anc­ing our body and when we bal­ance our then we bal­ance our emo­tions.”

Also if the prac­ti­tioner prac­tices the pose of for­ward bend, then it will re­duces ex­cess fat in the ab­dom­i­nal re­gion, in­creases flex­i­bil­ity in the hip of joint and it is also used in the yoga ther­apy for the man­age­ment of men­strual dis­or­ders, slug­gish liver, di­a­betic, kid­ney com­plaints, bron­chi­tis etc.

Yet­sho said that af­ter learn­ing yoga pos­tures, any­one can prac­tice the type of ad­vanced pos- tures but with proper guid­ance and con­stant prac­tices are must.

Mean­while, es­tab­lished in Septem­ber, 2010, Nehru-Wangchuck Cul­tural Cen­tre has be­come a hap­pen­ing place in Thim­phu. Other than the reg­u­lar ser­vices such as Yoga & Mu­sic classes and Li­brary pro­vided for free to the gen­eral pub­lic, the Cen­tre has been or­ga­niz­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as di­ver­si­fied cul­tural pro­grams, Ex­hi­bi­tions, Art Work­shop, Sem­i­nars, Es­say, Decla­ma­tion, De­bate & Paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

The Cen­tre has also been pro­vid­ing plat­form for up­com­ing writ­ers and artists from the lo­cal gov­ern­ment. Cul­tural groups and artistes have been spon­sored to par­tic­i­pate in fes­ti­vals or­ga­nized at In­dia and Artists from Bhutan were awarded the In­dian Coun­cil for Cul­tural Re­la­tions (ICCR) schol­ar­ships to en­hance their skills.

The yoga par­tic­i­pants demon­strated some of the best and the most im­por­tant yoga which will help the au­di­ence to draw some in­spi­ra­tion.

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