HINDU GOD LORD SHIVA: The Real Founder of Yoga & Meditation

HINDU GOD LORD SHIVA: The Real Founder of Yoga & Meditation

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HINDU GOD LORD SHIVA: The Real Founder of Yoga & Meditation

Meditation and Yoga mainly originated from India and Yoga was even practiced in Eastern India even before the Pre Vedic period. The suggested origins are the Indus Valley civilization which was about 35 thousand years old civilization even older than the Vedic period. A stone seal was found which contains a structure of a person in a meditating posture it is known as the Pashupati seal. It was basically discovered in Mohenjo-Daro and is purported as the Hindu God Lord Shiva. Even in the Vedic Culture Lord Shiva is considered to be the founder and the greatest Yoga genius of all. It is said that Lord Shiva taught the art of Yoga and meditation to the Saptarishis and they taught it to their disciples, thus it was passed on from ages.

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Effects of these Exercises on our Body:

There are different forms of Asanas (body poses) that come under Yoga, there are difficult and also easy Asanas, but the question is – How do they affect our body?

 Well the stretching, movement of muscles and following the yoga Asans influences your body pressure points and maintain your body internally and externally. These pressure points are some vital points in human central nerves system. This comes from the ancient healing sects of Ayurveda. Yoga also enhances the proper blood circulation and builds up a better immunity. There are also some logics behind some of the Asanas like Suryanamaskar  is done only in the dawn light and in a lake or river because to absorb the necessary vitamin D coming from sun and not the UV rays and also the sunlight acts as germ killer and running fresh water acts as cleaning agent of our body. Yoga in open environment is necessary because it supplies us with a lot amount of oxygen which enhances the breathing process and Metabolism.

Meditation has a very special effect on us. Making it a habit can give us a peace of mind and soul, more concentration power, less frustrations, more activeness. All of this comes as the benefits of meditation. Meditation  is can be termed as that position of the body in which a person’s brain is not thinking about anything nor he is attracted towards any sound and his concentration is breathing and the voice coming from his own body in other words that person is in “complete peace of mind and soul”. In this state that person can hear a very low internal voice which sounds “OHHHHMMMM” it’s the ohm derived from Omkar which is describe in Vedas and considered to be the divine sound of the universe. It is the only word in the Sanskrit which doesn’t include the movement of tongue while it’s pronunciation because this voice comes from the vocal cord of our body. Meditating is also like taking a pause, as some time you need a pause to think properly in your life, make proper decisions, and be stress free and to be calm while handling situations.

-By Pratik Sarkar(B.Tech 2nd yr)

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