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A Critical Study on the Effect of Selected Yoga Practices or Physical Exercises on Motor Ability of the Adolescent Boys and Girls |

Manoj Kumar, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Yoga is a systematic practice for the realization ofhigher perceptions. It is the science of life and an ideal way of living,providing rhythm to the body, melody to the mind, harmony to the soul andthereby symphony to life. In short, Yoga is a way to achieve total health,peace, bliss and wisdom. Physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga help tomake one’s life purposeful, useful and noble. Thus Yoga is an art, science andphilosophy, which influence the life of man at each level. Therefore, theeffect of yoga must be felt in every movement of our day- to- day lives. Yoga is an ancient Indian science which teaches man howto live in unity within himself and with those around him. It is recognized asone of the most important and valuable heritages of India. More than 2000 yearsago, our ancestors developed it to bind the body, mind and spirit, as aharmonious whole. It has been growing in popularity with unbelievable rapidityover the years. Today the whole world is looking towards yoga for answers tothe various problems the modern man is facing. Yoga is a way of life. It is an integrated system ofeducation for the body, mind and inner spirit. This art of right living wasperfected and practiced in India thousands of years ago but, as yoga deals withuniversal truths, its teachings are valid today as they were in the ancienttimes. Yoga is a practical aid, does not belong to one religion and itstechniques could be practiced by the Buddhists, Jews, Christians, Muslims,Hindus and the Atheists alike.