2017, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part D
Effect of Asanas on physical fitness of Government Residential School studentsAuthor(s):
Kum Megha KS and Dr. DM JyotiAbstract:
The meaning of the Sanskrit word asana is ‘a steady and comfortable posture’. The postures performed in all yoga practices (Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga) are called asanas. Although many people believe that they are physical exercises, it does not convey their full significance. ‘Asanas aim at influencing the body, mind and consciousness, molding and yoking them into one harmonious whole’. The practice of asanas requires active involvement of one’s entire being as fully as possible. In other words, try not to think about work or friends or food while performing them. The prime aim of asana is to help us tread the path to higher consciousness so we can begin to understand and know our relationship with existence. We cannot even consider attaining higher awareness if we are ill with disease, aches and pains or mental depression. Therefore, the initial purpose of practicing asanas is to eliminate these disturbances and afflictions. A regular practice of asanas makes us acquainted with the way our body is, and we then begin to understand the importance of breathing and staying still. The opening up of the body that results after a regular practice gives us a sense of freedom not only in the body, but more importantly in the mind driving us to come to terms with whatever is happening in our mind.Pages: 212-216 | 1081 Views 39 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Kum Megha KS, Dr. DM Jyoti. Effect of Asanas on physical fitness of Government Residential School students. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(3):212-216.