Most people think of yoga as poses and exercises that make the body more flexible and strong. But what many don't know is that meditation and breathing are important parts of yoga.
Yoga is physical exercise linked along with breathing . Yoga comes from the root of ''YUJ" which means "to unite''; ''to join''. So, yoga is the union of the individual soul with the Absolute. Everyone can realise this union; can gain self-knowledge; if he/she is fully prepared, determined, desirous and the mind is made one-pointed; by doing the practices of asana, pranayama, mudra, , shatkarma and meditation. The core principles of yoga are - proper asanas, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet and proper attitude (life style). Those who follow this; for them, yoga is not a set of exercises; it is a ritual; every aspect of life. Such people always think positively, act properly, enjoy happiness and live peacefully.
Want to manage your anger so you don't feel you're always on the verge of blowing up? Want to feel less stressed and juggle all the things going on in your life? Need to focus better in class or while you do your homework? Yoga can help. But meditation and breathing really round out those benefits.
Meditation is a way to get quiet, calm, and focused. It trains your mind to slow down, relax, and stay positive. Meditating for just a few minutes a day can help you feel centered, balanced, and more in control — even during the times when you're not actually meditating.