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Derived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yoga means union of the individual consciousness
or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Yoga is a 5000-year-old Indian body
of knowledge. Though many thinks of yoga only as a physical exercise where people
twist, turn, stretch, and breathe in the most complex ways, these are actually only the
most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the
human mind and soul. The science of Yoga imbibes the complete essence of the Way
of Life.

As Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, Yoga is not just exercise and asanas. It is the
emotional integration and spiritual elevation with a touch of mystic element, which gives
you a glimpse of something beyond all imagination.
Yoga got a new life in 2003 when baba Ramdev started coming on TV popularizing
yoga this help him a lot of followers in India and outside. This was the time when yoga
reached to the masses and a lot of individual adopted yoga as integral part of their life.
Many celebrities around the world started following yoga.
Boom in the yoga started when urbanization and stressed lifestyle of the individuals
have become a measure issue given a less time to hit gym and seeking both mental
and physical fitness. This increased the demand of yoga trainers as this practice
originate from India attracted many people from outside India to practice yoga Opening
many yoga centers in India Parmarth Niketan in holy town of Rishikesh among the top
destination liked by the yoga practitioners.
There has been 30% rise in the yoga practitioners across the metros in India according
to the ASSOCHAM survey report. The survey was conducted during the course of past
two months in wake of the International Day of Yoga celebrated globally on June 21.
Report also suggest that "One of the key reasons for increased popularity of yoga is that
of late it has developed as a panacea for the ailments of modern society tech overload.
In India a separate ministry has been formed by the name of AYUSH which promotes
the yoga, Ayurveda and homeopathy to increase the awareness and increase research
practices, promote people to join this sector its a good initiative which have taken by
taken by the government to increase the growth of this sector and healthy practices
among the individuals. Government has also asked Indian corporate houses to adopt
yoga as a part of their culture to improve the productivity of their employees to make
them stress free while working.
practice of yoga is not about changing the brain, body, headstands, or even about
gaining greater happiness and joy. If it were, itd be just like taking a spinning class or
doing a set of lunges at the gym. Yoga aims toward transcendence of all those
things. In a culture in which we rush from one day to the next, constantly trying to
change our health, our body, or our emotions, or to plan our future, yoga opens up the
possibility of connecting to what we already have to who we already are.