Finding a sense of peace and well-being in today’s world is a difficult task, with demanding work schedules, academic requirements, familial obligations, and maintaining a social life. Stress and mental illnesses are on the rise, and the major factor to blame is our current lifestyle. However, the world has changed and is constantly changing, and longing for the past doesn’t help – one can only adapt. Yet, this does not mean one has to make personal sacrifices regarding one’s mental health and general happiness, indeed, one must actively take measures to secure and develop this. Yoga is one of the ways to achieve this state of inner peace.
Yoga is the state of union, of oneness. It is a state of living in the present, focusing on the here and now. It's a path to self-discovery, fine-tuned awareness, and unification of the mind, body, and soul. Yoga can be therapeutic and is good for the whole body in general, and helps one remain active, fit, and flexible. Specific poses, or asanas can even help in targeted goals like weight loss or pain relief.
The best aspect about yoga is that it isn’t restricted to any age groups – it’s perfect for the whole family! From kids, to the busy middle-aged, to the golden elders, there is something in yoga for everyone.