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Yoga – Antidote To Modern Stress – National Geographic Magazine

The January 2020 edition of National Geographic Magazine says that the ancient practice of Yoga is not only a fitness regimen, but science shows it is also an antidote to modern stress. Many countries in the world, which are not blinded by faith and religion, see Yoga as a way to reduce stress and enhance health. Yoga is getting increasingly popular and there are over a million videos dedicated to Yoga Youtube. You can read the entire article here on the National Geographic Magazine  2020 Issue. Some excerpts More than 25 years ago, Derke discovered yoga. She was suffering from the searing abdominal pain of Crohn’s disease. Her doctor recommended surgery. Hoping to avoid it, she went to see a cousin who was a yoga master. He taught her the upside-down poses known as inversions. They are said to clear the body of toxins, though there’s no scientific evidence to support the claim. Derke’s symptoms quickly subsided. “Yoga saved my life.  She sees yoga as a way to quiet

Puncture The Boat Of Ego And Rush Towards The Boat Of Love And Devotion

Dialogue is healthy because there is heart to heart connect. However, debate and argument are unhealthy, there is ego, arrogance, misinformation, agitation of the mind and the people involved in debate suffer. We see this daily on our worthless and valueless news channels. Those involved in argument develop blood pressure and heart problems. In a debate, there is the barking of egos. But in dialogue, there is peace, positivity, creativity, and no one gets defeated in a dialogue. It leads to progress. Truth is revealed. Sanatana Dharma promotes dialogue, this is seen in the Upanishads, Yoga Vasistha, the Bhagavad Gita and many other Hindu scriptures. Bhagavan sits with the devotee and has a healthy dialogue. Both bow, sit and discuss. …. To hear the language of love we need to drop a mind that is full of logic. A mind addicted to scholarliness can never hear the language of love. Logic and scholarliness is the product of ego. It gives an aura of superiority – that I am differen