Yog Yoga And Meditation

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Yoga and Meditation The term “Yoga” has been derived from ye Sanskrit word, “Yuji” which means union. Through this exercise, a union of the mind and body with a sense of harmony and consciousness is achieved. Yoga is also universal. Yoga is used by many to help with health issues, and an overall feeling of wellness. Even known to help with some cancers. Yoga is not used just for religious purposes. Yoga has been said to have originated in India, before the coming of Christ. Yoga and Meditation are used in religious cultures today, as it is also used in non-religious cultures. I believe this gives the mind a more openness to pray (meditate). When Jesus was in the desert fasting for 40 days, could he have been meditating? Jesus preached a message of love for everyone, as did the Buddha. So, whether you call it prayer or meditation, as long as you do it with love. According to Buddha, the spiritual aspect is, total control of the mind, inner energy, and breathing. Breathing in meditation and yoga is a technique that is very important. It is called pranayama, the regulation of breath, that consists of inhaling from one side of the nose and exhale it from the other. The famous Yogi, Swami Ramdev, claims that a regular practice of pranayama can prevent and cure disease and health issues. Yoga is a methodical effort to attain perfection through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and spiritually. Today, yoga is being practiced more as an
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