India the land of varied religion & culture is also know as the land for Yoga and Meditation. Yoga and meditation are the ancient methods of healing the body, mind and soul that are mentioned in the scriptures of Vedas and Upanishads. The Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Yog' which means union i.e. union with the divine power. The father of Yoga, Patanjali, described eight different Yogic practices to maintain a perfect equilibrium in body and mind.
Yoga is an ancient methodology to experience the integration of the body, mind & spirit and so called the science of spirit. Meditation is another important component of Yoga & Meditation that consists of a series of exercises involving the mind and body. Meditation covers several practices such as focusing on objects, visualizing situation & deep concentration on a complex idea.
There are different forms of Yoga which are practiced to maintained a perfect balance between body, mind and soul. Some common yoga practices are the Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Tantric Yoga, Raja Yoga etc. Also there are different types of meditations like silent seating, chanting, praying etc. These techniques are easy to learn but the ability to develop concentration or keep the mind focused takes time. Meditation unlocks the storehouse of energy within the body and increases awareness and creates greater focus for any activity.
India offers many yoga teaching centres at Chennai, Kerala, Rishikesh that offers teaching and training of Yoga. Practice of Yoga and meditation helps in keeping the mind focused, improving memory, reducing stress, tension, anxiety and frustration. Yoga & meditation is highly important in getting inner peace with physical fitness to ensure good health by treating psychological problems with natural methods.