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Application of Yoga in Daily Life

Yoga as a regular practice helps in daily life as it brings balance, relaxation,


discipline, health, happiness, and a sense of peace to everything in our lives. The
understanding of yoga philosophy also helps in making relationships stronger as
the philosophy of yoga talks a lot about uniting and connecting with people. It talks
about humility and letting go of the ego. This paves the way for the forging of
strong relationships.

Balance, relaxation, and discipline


Practicing yoga brings balance into our lives. This sense of balance is brought
about through balancing postures, pranayama or breathing techniques (specifically
a technique called anuloma viloma breathing, which encourages an equal balance
between energy channels on the left and right side of the body) and meditation.
Balancing postures such as garudasana or bakasana help you focus on ajna chakra
(a point of energy according to ancient texts, which is located at the forehead, and
is specific to balance between our left and right sides) and hence bring balance into
your day to day life.

Yoga can teach you relaxation techniques


Yoga also brings relaxation into our lives. Yoga helps us work a part of our
nervous system which slows down your heart rate, reduces the force with which
your heart beats at and reduces the force of contraction of your heart. All of this
helps to relax you. Yoga also helps by relaxing muscles especially is asana
(physical) practice. When we are tense in our minds then we also tense muscles in
our bodies. However, in yoga, we stretch muscles and hence relax them. This sends
a signal to the brain that the muscles are being relaxed, causing the mind to relax.
Yoga helps as well through silencing the mind in meditation and through slowing
down the breath and heart rate through pranayama (breath control) techniques.
Yoga is also a form of physical exercise

Yoga helps you to feel happier. This is partly because yoga practice involves
exercise. The practice of vinyasa (movement from one posture to another), like
other forms of cardiovascular exercise, helps the body to release endorphins, which
are chemicals that work to makes one happy. But it is not just the physical practice
of yoga that helps you feel happy—the philosophy of yoga teaches one to control
the mind so that thoughts are purer, more benevolent, more full of compassion
towards yourself and towards others, ultimately bringing you to your natural state
of bliss.

Yoga helps bring a sense of peace to your inner self. As a part of yoga, meditation
brings you peace. The sense of balance you achieve from it then brings you peace.
Focusing on the breath during physical asana practice brings clarity to the mind
and hence brings you peace too. Contemplation on the philosophical ideal in yoga
that your natural state is peace brings you closer to your true self.