The healing touch of Yoga
ANCIENT WISDOM: Yoga is one of the world's oldest philosophies dating
back 5000 years to the Mohandajero and Harappa civilisations. The very
word yoga consoles the mind.
Yoga is immensely popular throughout the world as it brings solace to
man suffering from various illnesses caused due to heavy work and over
Even the West has now accepted its influence to provide mental ease
and solace to tired people. Yoga is a tested cure for illnesses such as
diabetes, high blood pressure, heart ailments, cancer, gastritis, neuro
illnesses, migraine and obesity.
Before embanking on a life of yoga you should have an idea of what
you should expect from yoga.
You must understand first of all that you should create a mental
calmness. Thus will lead to most benefits. The control of the breath "Pranayama"
is the foundation level of controlling the mind. The mind is hardly
steady. It goes all over.
Through yoga we can develop to control the mind. Once the mind is
controlled we can easily feed the mind to dictate terms to all inactive
organs in our body. Yoga helps the body and mind to develop together.
This union of body and mind becomes very effective in work.
You have to believe in yoga. You have to believe in its powers. As
you advance in yoga practice, Yoga will become a hobby.
The more you devote yourself to yoga the more you will realise that
frustrations and failures have no place. We have to accept yoga as a
blessing in life. Regular practice will help make your bodily organs
Your heart will be active without any disruption. Your digestive
system will be smooth.
The brain will give you correct thoughts. Old age will not affect
you. This is the gift of yoga. Your mental confidence and physical
well-being will never be an imagination.
Yoga is also a philosophy. It is the best way of living.
Those having ailments such as high blood pressure and heart troubles
should never perform Asanas without consulting a qualified instructor
and should never perform yoga right after a meal. One should have at
least four hours before Asana. But out of 84,000 different Asanas, there
are two Asanas which could be performed.
The Police department plays a vital role in a civilised society in
any country. All of us have to value their duty. But it all depends on
how smart and honest they provide this service.
Yogic personnel have realised the hurdle they come across to fulfil
this service. It is nothing but the healthy body and mind. This is the
magic that drives a man to think correctly, do things correctly, and
The 'Setsanda Yoga Niketanaya' has stepped forward to give yoga
training to the entire police force stage by stage which is the only
simple and harmless way of energising and conserving the existing
This humanitarian service has been extended to the Sri Lanka Prison
Department. The retainers and those who are sentenced to death. Lethargy
reduces productivity. It is best to give your workforce stretching,
breathing and mind relaxing exercises for half an hour before they
commence the day's work.
The basic elements that create leadership is a healthy mind and a
healthy body. The 'Pranayama' and 'Asana' picks up the personalities in
you to lead the way out.
Why is called an innocent exercise ? When you perform Asanas you
conserve energy. But in any other exercise you waste energy.
This is the reason why 'Age is no barrier' for yoga. As long as you
can walk about you are fit enough to do yoga.
Yoga insists on the importance not only of exercise but also of
behaviour and food. The yoga philosophy covers all this by its
eight-fold path 'Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Prathyahara, Dharana,
Yoga philosophy insists on 'Sakviti' food, which only allow
vegetables and fruits.
Yoga can pave the way a) Hypnotism / self-hypnotism (new method). b)
Healing treatment. c) Yogic exercises for before and after pregnancy. d)
Depression. e) Obesity.
The writer obtained a diploma in Yoga training at the age of 16 and
has successfully completed a training course in Alternative Yoga methods
and Psychiatry in India.
A former Sub Inspector of police Warnakula created Sri Lanka's first
CD on Yoga.