Effects of Yoga on the Human Body

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured. As we start to walk out on the way, the way appears. As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to systematize our lives. For thousands of years, many have doubt at the story of the mysterious force called the yoga, yet the method to attain this power has been hidden, misunderstood, or sometimes, intentionally interrupt. But, like a refreshing spring breeze, Patanjali yoga sutra wipes away the dust and expose the sacred mysteries of our most ancient and holy science.

With a firm foundation in scripture and practical knowledge, the method to awaken and develop the root energy of life is made clear and accessible to all. It is no longer necessary to theorize or debate: through the practice of the techniques in these patanjali yoga sutras, one can know. The key to successful yoga therapy is an incremental approach, which tends to be safer and more effective than more aggressive strategies. It is best to begin yoga therapy as medicine slowly and ramp up the intensity and duration of practice only as circumstances allow. Twenty minutes of yoga is better for boosting brain activity than vigorous exercise for the same amount of time, a study has found.

The researches have shown that participants showed more improvement in their reaction times and accuracy on cognitive tasks after yoga practice than after any other exercise session, which showed no significant improvements on the working memory and inhibitory control scores. Researchers found that following yoga practice / basic yoga poses the participants were better able to focus their mental resources, process information quickly and more accurately and also learn, hold and update pieces of information more effectively than after performing any other exercise bout. The purpose of Yoga is basically ‘to produce intelligent, compassionate, good hearted, powerful disciples who will become great divine servants… and to accelerate the evolutionary development of the soul so that the person can be of greater service to mankind and the planet Earth’.
Philip Glass – Wichita Sutra Vortex

The studio recording of Philip Glass’s solo piano piece “Wichita Sutra Vortex,” inspired by Allen Ginsberg’s poem.