In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna advised Arjuna to act, to fight. He tells Arjuna that Karma Yoga is working, not for the fruits of one's...
Changes made in the mind are manifested in the body, and changes made in the body are manifested in the mind and spirit. A variety of studies have shown the benefits of mental and physical Yoga exercises for emotional balance and stability. The following five points reveal a promising look at the future of Yoga in our global society.
All physical practices in Yoga require some preliminary limbering movements to prepare for the Asanas and in order to prevent muscular strain and injury to tendons. There is no specific breath control required with these as total attention is upon awareness of the muscles.
There are many successful exponents of Hatha Yoga who have achieved good health and balanced nature through the practices concentrating upon the body. Those who by nature have directed a strong stream of emotional development towards devotion rather than self satisfaction have succeeded in the spirit of Bhakti no matter what religious ideas they use to channel their full devotional energy - or if they follow no formal spiritual system at all. Those who explore the realities of human nature and are motivated by a search for truth are practising Raja Yoga and will find much to discover.