Here come the second last letter & it’s word of our A to Z Challenge, ‘Y’. Y in my life stands none other than for ‘Yoga’.
What is Yoga and how does it help?
“Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the universal consciousness OR spirit. Though many think 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 aspects 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.” Art of Living has this answer about what Yoga actually is. Perfect, isn’t it? ‘unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and souls’. Correct. Yoga is to find union between mind and body, individual and her God, between our thoughts and the source of our thoughts. But according to me, yoga has many – many more powers hidden deep insight those sacred mantras. Which people chant while meditation. That meditation when performed correctly, take us to another level, where everything we craved for on this planet seemed worthless… (I guess). Because to be really frank, I haven’t experienced that power, that divinity, that confident silence till now, and I am far – far away from getting it right now.
All this is what Yoga is and how it helps to our soul. Now, let me tell you my experiences with Yoga. As it is the word of this day and I am supposed to share my relationship with the particular word I choose.
So, going back to the year 2012, when I joined Yoga with a greedy target in my mind of losing weight. Yes, only for weight loss purpose! Because before that I haven’t even heard of this word in my life. It was in the same year when one of my friends suggested me to join yoga classes. Even, many of us still think that yoga is an alternative of gyming. Because possibly they haven’t known the term called ‘Meditation’. Or if they do, they relate this with the yogis or saint, who sacrifice everything to find divinity. Okay… coming back to what I was saying. 2012 was the year when I joined my yoga classes and felt in love with this ancient science in just 2 or 3 classes. It not only helped me in getting better shape but also healed my mind too. I learned the process of meditation, and by meditating, lots of my issues within myself started resolving one by one. Though I haven’t become the perfect and did not reach a satisfying level in that but whatever time I spent in doing it, makes me calmer and composed. I felt instant positive vibes coming to me through me. It does help me to control my emotions, be it is anger or affection. It balanced my life, which was something missing since long. I started loving that time of my day which I spent in silence. Meditation realizes me the another meaning of silence. Which is truly divine. It makes me find my purpose in life – My writing. I started writing my first book in the year itself. And it was an amazing experience altogether. Meditation gives me writing & writing is my meditation. As I felt really frustrated whenever I haven’t written something in 2 or 3 days continuously. Be whatever it is, short post or a whole story, writing makes me feel alive. Make me confident and happier insight & out.
So, I have searched my purpose of life and still searching what that divine and sacred power hidden inside its calm & composed aura, for me.
I hope you too find your purposes in your life! And here I meant actual purposes, not the artistic – materialistic ones.
See you again with the last letter of our challenge.