Yoga as a Way of Life Leading to Self- Enlightenment

Everyone knows when you have someone or something with you, you hardly realize its importance in your life. However, when that person or thing separates from you, only then you understand its true worth. Well Yoga is not an exception to this. Following are five great lessons for life that Yoga teaches us and that we should always remember.

Yoga teaches us to be submissive and respectful:

People sometimes flaunt their body’s capability of performing various yoga postures that might be difficult ones. They often take photographs and upload it on their blogs or social networking profiles. However, on the contrary, yoga is nothing about boasting or show off. Yoga is by the way the process of self-examination to be done with modesty and does not depend on how people think of it. While doing Yoga your aim should be more towards self-enlightenment.

Yoga teaches us to be respectful towards the body:

Your body is your biggest asset and you need to be caring and aware about the various needs and demands of it. You need to know when you need to stop and not to force your body to limits but to let it perform on its own. Sadly, people only realize it when they get hurt or injured. Remember Yoga is not a killing competition, it requires patience and perseverance.

Yoga teaches meditation:

Meditation is the most important part of yoga in the absence of which a person might feel lost, especially when he has been doing it for a long time and could not continue due to some unavoidable reasons. Even the slightest of worries may make you feel tense and depressed. Hence, even when you are not doing the poses you can take small intervals to meditate and concentrate.

Yoga teaches how to manage stress without Yoga:

When you are into Yoga, you feel like you can fight back any problem. However when you are forced to stay away from your Yoga practice, you will realize that there are other ways like reading, gardening, spending time with family and friends that would help you stay happy and cheerful.

Yoga teaches how to go with the flow:

People at times are unwilling to accept a change, especially an unpleasant one. However, staying away or even while doing Yoga, you will realize that everything that happens, happens for a good reason and you just need to let it go.


Practicing Yoga without doubt improves your well-being; however, even staying away for sometime due to certain reasons is important, as it makes you a better person.

Dr Prem Jagyasi and Team (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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