Secret of Happiness

Secret of Happiness

Happiness is a feeling that arises when you hear know something good is being happened. When you get what you desire, you will be happy. Getting chance to stay with a favorable person makes one happy. But the company of unflavored person makes sad. Desired behavior and activities from the people around our surrounding make us happy. But if people show their unwanted behavior and activities, it snatches our happiness. If we see any good thing, it makes us happy. Achieving success makes one happy. We always want good, nice, beautiful, and so on. As and when we happened to get contact with unwanted issue or matters, we become unhappy.  Our happiness is depending on these external matters and issues. These things have become the key to lock or unlock our happiness. However, these keys are not under our control. So, happiness, aroused from external situation and matter, is not under our control.  So, this type of happiness, acquired by external matters and issues, is not real happiness. The happiness which is ephemeral cannot be a real happiness. The happiness which is eternal, which does not get affected by an external situation, which has nothing to give and take in outside environment; such happiness is considered to be the real happiness.   

 

There is some biochemical process when we are happy. There is happiness hormone released during our happiness. The important happiness hormones are endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. When we come to the contact of happy news or circumstances, these hormones start activating. And secretion of these hormones makes the person happy. So, the real cause of happiness is secretion of these hormones. Some people suffering from depression, anxiety, stress etc. have no secretion of these hormones, no matter what a happy news or situation they face. Thus they can never be happy. From this, we can conclude that happiness is the product of biochemicals. It is the matter of inner world rather than that of the external world.  Now the question arises- how are these hormones secrete? The simple answer is a balanced and healthy life. Again a question arises- how can a balanced and a healthy life be achieved? There are various methods for it. Let us talk about them.  

 

Secret 1: Yoga and meditation: Regular practice of yoga and meditation helps to keep the body active and healthy, and mind peace and happy. It eliminates diseases and maintains the good functioning of the body. It helps to meet the goal of life.

 

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Secret 2: Right Food: Of course, food should be nutritious and healthy with correct way and time of eating. But this is not sufficient. The food we eat must be from right earning. The food earned from unwholesome act makes the blood profane, degrades the level of mind. Earning by harming other is said to be a wrong way of earning. Only right food can keep one happy secreting happiness hormones and providing good health.  

 

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Secret 3: Right Aim: Working with the wrong intention takes the person to the misery. Speak or act with the wrong aim, it brings only misery. The aim which is against the goodness of others and oneself is the wrong aim. Any ambition which creates or promotes other and oneself wellness is a wrong aim.     

 

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Secret 4: Right Effort: No matter we have right aim, but we also should have the right way to achieve it. Achieving the aim through the wrong way of effort can never give happiness. Let’s say our aim is to bring peace in the country. This is right aim because peace is necessary for all. But, If we engage in unnecessary war in the name of peace, then we never achieve peace. War has always negative effects for both teams.

 

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Secret 5: Creative task: We have to be engaged in a creative task in free time. It removes boredom and stress. It decreases Alzheimer’s diseases, heart diseases, depression etc. It keeps away from negative thoughts providing a way to perceive the world positively. Creative activities achieve the source of happiness. Engaging in a creative task helps to regenerate brain cells, awakens inactive portion of the nervous system.

 

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Secret 6: Company with better people: Our habits, attitudes, and way of thinking turn into the style of the company with whom we stay. Company with wrong people makes us negative and company with better people makes us positive.

 

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Secret 7: No expectation from others: We have a habit of expecting from others. Whenever our expectations do not get fulfilled we become sad. Depending on other, hoping something from other gives sadness as our home may not be fulfilled always. It doesn’t mean to be hopeless. It means to say that we should be self-dependant. Besides, we should not be affected by others behavior. Being affected by others’ behavior is to give the key to our happiness to them. People behave and act as per the level of their mind. You have nothing to give and take  from the status of others’ mind. So be neutral in their behavior and activities.

  

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Five Types of Brittis

Five Types of Brittis

Patanjali has given the most beautiful technique of yoga in his famous book Yoga Sutra. He arranged yoga in a scientific manner making easy to understand and practice. He explained human psychology and managed yoga accordance of the psychological state of people. Brittis are the main cause of the fluctuation of our mind so we have to remove all our Brittis to attain salvation. He separated Chitta Brittis in different five types. Explaining yoga Patanjali stated that “Yogaschittabriti Nirodha.” Yoga is removing of fluctuation of the mind. The five Brittis are as follows:

 

  1. Pramana (Correct knowledge)
  2. Viparyaya (Incorrect knowledge)
  3. Vikalpa (Imagination or fantasy)
  4. Nidra (Sleep)
  5. Smrti (Memory)

 

The states of our mind can lead us to the destination of different points of their nature. The real knowledge can overcome the fluctuation of our mind. Yoga can maintain the peace of our mind. Five Brittis of our mind can teach how our mind works. If we understand the trick of our mind, we can understand what is real and what is not. To get rid of all the Brittis, we have to practice yoga in our life. Explanation of five Brittis of Chitta:

 

1.Pramana (Correct knowledge):The word Pramana means the evidence in Sanskrit language, so the real meaning of Pramana is the knowledge which is based on the evidence. Pramana is the knowledge of the reason and logic. Pramana is the knowledge which is based on the direct experience. There are two kinds of knowledge in the world, first one is direct and second is inference which is based on the imagination.

 

According to Patanjali, the knowledge doesn’t have to be perceived by the five senses but we have to see the practical application in our life of the knowledge. The valid knowledge is the best. We don’t have to believe the knowledge which is said by others. We have to experience the knowledge by ourselves. We have to perceive the real knowledge. We have to distinguish the real and unreal knowledge.

 

In total, we can say that the real knowledge is the knowledge of our experience. Any of the knowledge is neither real nor unreal but the knowledge becomes real if the knowledge can help us in our practical life.

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2. Viparyaya (Incorrect knowledge): sometimes we think that something is correct but if we go into the deep study, we realize that the knowledge is not correct. The incorrect knowledge, which seems to be correct, is called Viparyaya. We imagine something by our limited knowledge to be the real appearance when our illusion disappears, we can understand the reality of the things.

 

The knowledge which is gained by our five senses is unreal but seems to be very real. Most of the person of the world think real which can be sensed by our five senses but in reality, the knowledge by five senses is not real. When we practice yoga and get enlightened, we know the supreme reality. The supreme reality cannot be affected by the situation.

 

We may think to swim in the river is very easy but in reality, we can’t swim in the real. Sometimes, we can think the task is very easy from the surface but the reality becomes too hard because we can’t perform the activities in real. So, we have to recognize the reality of the world in the path of spiritual journey. We have to see everything as they are.

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3. Vikalpa (Imagination or fantasy):Vikalpa is imagination which we create in our mind by ourselves. This is the truth that we think something is real by our fantasy. Our life becomes whatever we think about our life. If we think life is hard, life will be really hard in the reality. Our subconscious mind doesn’t analyze either something is real or not but it follows what our conscious mind guides it. If we think ourselves as a successful person in our life, we become successful because there into limitation to be successful in our life. If we think we are happy in our life, we become happy in our life. There is not an absolute reality for our subconscious life but in spirituality, our journey begins to the search for the ultimate reality.

 

In this world nothing is real but all the realities are as our mind creates they are. Our search should go to the search for real knowledge of the universe.

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4. Nidra (Sleep):Nidra is the deep sleep which is the state of our mind in which all the thoughts and ideas absent. If we can sleep soundly, we can be refreshed after we wake up from our sleep. In our sleep, we forget our knowledge, everything about ourselves. If unnecessary thoughts disturb us, we can’t sleep well. If we can’t sleep well, we can’t awake in the fresh mood. We cannot be healthy and happy. We have to rest properly and wake up with new inspiration in our life. We don’t indulge in the daydreaming. We have to be aware all the time to walk in the path of enlightenment.

 

The disturbed mind can’t awake during the day and can’t sleep soundly at the night. We have to overcome all the fluctuations of our mind to be in the path of the higher goal of our life, i.e. yoga. Stress disturbs us in the path of purification.

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5. Smrti (Memory):Memory is the way which leads us to the past. By memory, we can be lost in the past days of our life. We can be happy by remembering the happy moments of the past or we can be unhappy by remembering our sad past events. By the vehicle of the memory, we start to live in our past rather than at the present. We think that we should do that and shouldn’t do that in the past. We become trapped in the past and can’t go ahead in our life. Past can’t be corrected so we have to forgive our past and start our journey to the higher achievement. Past can make us crippled and stop us from our purpose of our life.

 

In reality, we have to be the audience of all types of Brittis of our mind. We don’t have to be attached with any of those Brittis because they can’t lead us to the higher level of spiritual growth. We have to make still our mind by practicing yoga on a regular basis in our life.

 

The purpose of yoga is to make people aware of their way of life wherever and whoever they are. To make them able to differentiate between what is real and what is fake knowledge. Patanjali focuses on the factor that we don’t have to hang up on unnecessary activities thinking that they are real.

 

 

Calorie Burning Asanas and Pranayama

Calorie Burning Asanas and Pranayama

There are many asanas which directly or indirectly helps to burn the calorie faster.  Among them, following asanas are important to burn the calorie. The right yoga asana  with proper alignment help to lose 180 to 600 calories per hour.

 

 

  1. Chaturanga Dandasana (Four-Limbed Staff Pose)  1

This is an important asana to burn the calorie. In Chaturanga Dandasana, the palms and toes are fixed on the floor; the body is parallel to the floor without touching the floor with the body. The elbows are bent and placed along the side of the body. Try to stay in the pose for 30 seconds or more.

Contradiction:  Avoid the pose if you are suffering from wrist, shoulder or back injury. People with Carpal Tunnel syndrome symptoms should practice only with well guidance of an experienced teacher.

 

 

2. Kumbhakasana (plank pose)     Yoga In Nepal                

For this asana, fix the palm and toes on the ground keeping the body straight and erect.
It requires entire muscles to hold the position which results to burn the calories.
Kumbhakasana strengthens and tones hands, arm, shoulders, back, buttocks, abs, and thighs.
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Precaution: Similar to Chaturanga Dandasana.

 

 

3. Chakrasana (wheel pose) Yoga In Nepal

For Chakrasana, lie down on a mat, place the feet near to buttock and palms on the ground behind the shoulder; then lift up the body. It stretches the entire body (especially front portion). You can observe the engagement of the buttocks, legs, shoulders, arms, and thigh. Just staying for 15 seconds, you can burn at least 20 calories. If possible, better to increase the duration gradually.

Precautions: Avoid the asana, or consult with yoga master if there is- Diarrhea, hernia, Blood pressure, Heart problem, pregnancy, pain in wrist, ankle, and spine.

 

 

4. Utkatasana (chair pose)                        4567

Utkatasana engages and stretches the largest muscles in the body. So it burns a lot of calories. For Utkatasana bent knees, keeping the body straight raise up the hands and stretch. Try to hold this position for 15 seconds or more.

Precautions: Arthritis, Headache, Knee problems, Insomnia, Low blood pressure.

 

 

5. Ardha pincha mayurasana (Dolphin pose)   9

For Dolphin pose, fix the hands and feet on the ground. The head should be on the floor between the hands. The leg should not be bent. Ardha pincha mayurasana gives pressure and engages triceps, thighs, and core. This engagement helps to burn calories faster.

Precaution: If you have an injury on shoulder or neck keep the legs bent while practicing the pose.

 

 

6. Dhanurasana (Upward wheel pose or Bow pose):              8 1 10

              

Halasana burns 3.05 calories per minute. For plow pose, lie flat and with inhalation lift up the legs and waist. Exhale and try to keep the foot on the ground. Legs should be straight. Hold the pose for 10 or more breaths. For advanced practice, hold it for more than 10 minutes.

  • Precaution: If you have the problem of liver or spleen disorders, asthma or hypertension, then practice it only under the supervision of an experienced trainer.
  • Avoid this pose during following conditions:

Diarrhea, Menstruation, Pregnancy and Neck injury

 

 

7. Utthita ashwa sanchalanasana or high lunge pose     1213

It needs maximum effort and a lot of balance. It makes your body work harder to hold the pose. So, it burns the calories. Normally we begin this pose in Adho Mukha Svanasana. Step right foot forward between the hands with exhalation. Inhale and move the hands upwards with left leg straight back. Exhale and bent the body backward.

  • Precaution: Avoid the pose if you have high blood pressure and knee injuries.                                                          Do not raise arms above the head if you have shoulder problems, instead place hands on front thigh.                    Do not bend back if you have neck or spinal injuries.   

 

 

8. Plow Pose II (Halasana II) 1411

Halasana burns 3.05 calories per minute. For plow pose, lie flat and with inhalation lift up the legs and waist. Exhale and try to keep the foot on the ground. Legs should be straight. Hold the pose for 10 or more breaths. For advanced practice, hold it for more than 10 minutes.

  • Precaution: If you have the problem of liver or spleen disorders, asthma or hypertension, then practice it only under the supervision of an experienced trainer.
  • Avoid this pose during following conditions:

Diarrhea, Menstruation, Pregnancy and Neck injury

 

 

9. Surya Namaskar (sun salutations):

  • Surya Namaskar includes 12 asanas in a round: Pranamasana, Hastauttanasana, Hasta Padasana, Ashwa Sanchalanasana, Dandasana, Ashtanga Namaskar, Bhujangasana, and Parvatasana; four of them are repeated in a round. It is found that 12 rounds of Surya namaskar can burn about 80-90 calories. The combination of these asanas gives complete exercise to the entire body. One should balance the respiration as well in Surya Namaskar.
  • Precaution: Avoid Surya namaskar during High blood pressure, coronary artery disease, stroke, hernia, intestinal tuberculosis, menstruation. If you have other than these and also facing difficulty to practice it then consult to an experienced teacher.

 

                 Besides asanas, there are three important pranayama Kapalbhati, Bhatika and Anulom-vilom to burn the calorie. It is found that Kapalbhati burns 4 kCal in 7 minutes, Bhastika burns 2 kCal in 2 minutes and Anulom-Vilom burns 3 kCal in 6 minutes.

 

        

 

Ashta Siddhi & Other Normal Siddhi

Ashta Siddhi & Other Normal Siddhi

Ashta Siddhi


Siddhi (सिद्धि) is a Sanskrit word which means perfection or accomplishment. All the religions have a belief in supernatural powers. They have described different types of powers in their own words. Hindu philosophy has explained 8 major siddhis called Ashta Siddhi (Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakamya, Isitva, and Vasitva) and 10 minor siddhis.

Anima- one on Ashta Siddhi

The power to minimize the size of the body, even to the size of the atoms, is termed as Anima Siddhi. It is the availability to become smaller than the smallest.  For example, Hanuman had subtilized his body in the time to search Sita in Lanka.

Mahima 

Mahima is one among Ashta Siddhi. It is the ability to increase the size of the body as desired. It is also described as “the power to become larger than the largest”. Lord Krishna had increased his body size in the course of Bhagawat Geeta in the 11th chapter. Similarly, he had maximized his body in Vaman Avatar to measure the three worlds in three steps. Hanuman had taken a huge form to burn Lanka, and to fight with Kumbakarna.

Garima

The capacity to become infinitely heavy in weight at will is said to be Garima Siddhi among ashta siddhi.  It is also said as becoming heavier than the heaviest. Hanuman had made his tail heavy so that Bhima, who was having the energy like that of ten thousand elephants, could not lift it up.   

Laghima – 4th Ashta Siddhi

It is the accomplishment to become almost weightless (becoming lighter than the lightest). Levitation and flying are examples of this power.

Prapti

Prapti is the ability to attain anything desired.

Prakamya

Next type of siddhi in ashta siddhi is Prakamya. It is the ability to realize whatever one desires. Such as travel/go anywhere at will in a moment, even faster than a second, the power of entering the body of another (parakaya pravesh), ability to reform and adapt as per circumstances, the power of keeping oneself youth for any length of time.

Isitva

It is the absolute lordship over the entire creation or nature. The natural phenomenon obeys to such person having Isitva power.

Vasitva

It means the ability to have control over other. Through this accomplishment, one can control senses, mind (of self and others) and matters (including elements). Through this siddhi, one can tame wild animals and enthralled people etc.

Patanjali has mentioned the ways to attain the supernatural powers as well. “Janma aushadi mantra tapah samadhijah siddhayah” which means attainment of supernatural power is by birth, medicine (drugs/herbs), mantra (incantation), penance (self-discipline), and samdhi.

Attainment of siddhi by Birth: Sometimes it happens that children born from spiritually advanced parents acquire some of the divine powers due to good karma (action) of their previous life. It is also said that they might have attained those powers in their past life as well which continued in this vary life.

Medicine:  In nature, there are some special herbs, use of which can help to attain some miraculous powers. For example, Sanjivini herb could bring Laxman back to life.

Mantra: Incantation of powerful syllables or words with proper discipline helps to acquire an accomplishment. Mantra works in two ways:  1) due to the effects of the power of sound, 2) due to self-discipline that mantra brings.

Penance: Self-mastery or self-discipline makes the mind clear and purer which provides the great strength. This helps to control all five elements just by will. However, one should have an unperverted mind.  The practice of Ashtanga yoga as taught by Patanjali helps to acquire this stage.

Samadhi:  Through regular practice of meditation and other spiritual practices, one reaches to the stage of Samadhi i.e. oneness with consciousness or uninterrupted consciousness. After this stage, he starts acquiring different types of siddhi.

Minor Siddhis

  1. Kamarupam (कामरूपम्): The ability to change the body in the desired form
  2. Durashravanam (दुरश्रवण):The ability to hear the voice of any distance location.
  3. Duradarshan  (दुरदर्शन):The ability to see the things of any distance as will.
  4. Manojavah (मनोजव:):Ability to travel at the speed of thought.
  5. Svachchhanda Mrityuhu(स्वच्छन्द मृत्यु:): The power to leave the physical world (to die) only on desire. One can choose the time of death.
  6. Devanam Saha Krida Anudarshanam (देवानां सह क्रिडा अनुदर्शनम्): Ability to witness and participate in the activities of demigods.
  7. Aagya Apratihata Gatih (आज्ञा अप्रतिहता गति:): Giving orders that are completely obeyed.
  8. Yathasankalpasansiddhi (यथासंकल्पसंसिद्धि): The power to fulfill whatever is thought.
  9. Parakayapraveshanam (परकायाप्रवेशनम्):The ability to enter in the body of others and feel the sense through their organs.
  10. Tri-Kala Darshanam  (त्रि-काल दर्शन):The vision or knowledge of past, present, and future.
  11. The caliber to know all the language including those of animal
  12. Knowledge of one’s and other’s past life.
  13. The cathexis to read other’s mind.
  14. The ability to make one’s body and matter invisible.
  15. The merit of making everyone happy and joyful
  16. The knowledge of all universe and planetary system.
  17. The knowledge of arrangement and movement of stars
  18. The ability to make body’s sound inaudible
  19. The capacity to be motionless.
  20. The  to understand bodily anatomy
  21. The aptitude of finding hidden and secret things.
  22. The eligibility to behold the celestial beings
  23. The knowledge of soul and consciousness.
  24. The power to surround oneself with the blaze of fire
  25. The potency to walk on thorns, water, fire etc.
  26. The ability to tolerate extreme hot and cold.
  27. The power to be effectless from the elements: not burn by fire, not drown in water, not harmed by poison etc.   

Note: Lord Buddha, Lord Krishna and other all the enlightened person have stated that it is wiser to go to the path of enlightenment than to seek for supernatural powers because these powers hinder on the path of enlightenment.  These powers can never give real peace, harmony, and happiness.

The final goal of human beings is enlightenment. Whenever the practitioner gets diverted towards power, he will miss the true path.  So, it is suggested that not to be motivated by those siddhis. However, due to true spiritual practices, one acquires it. In other words, these powers are by product to the path of enlightenment.

If one misuses it then he will ruin. One should not generate ego on the achievement of power and should not do whatever he likes. If he ignores those powers or uses them in a positive way then it will not block the path to enlightenment.

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Tips To Have A Fabulous Holiday Without Breaking The Bank

Tips To Have A Fabulous Holiday Without Breaking The Bank

Overview


Are you worried on how to make your fabulous holiday? Are you bothered by the idea that your finances may halt you from taking a much-needed break and travel around the world? Are you a victim of the orthodox thought that only the rich can travel? Are you wondering how will you pay your bills once the tour has ended or how the holiday may shake your financial condition? 

To tell the truth, traveling is much cheaper than it was a few years ago. With the ever-increasing competition and social media, travelers can enjoy the quality experience at a surprisingly affordable rate. In this blog, we shall provide you guidance as to how you can stretch those extra cents and travel without breaking the bank and spent your fabulous holiday.

Some Most Important Ideas to Make your Fabulous Holiday


If you are the type of person that leaves everything till the last moment, then you need to get rid of this habit. Booking your tickets and hotels in advance is a frowned upon topic among the local population but is the most effective.

Last-minute booking tends to be expensive and if you’re lucky, you can take advantage of some offers as well. For instance, you can book the Bhutan tours or any Tour package from Nepal in advance to see how much you will save and how much you enjoy and make your holiday afabulous holiday.

Traveling in the off-season may seem a bit boring to some but it is the most effective way to save huge bucks. During peak seasons, the ticket and local expenses, multiply by at least 3 times plus the huge crowd rips away the enthusiasm of travel. Take the Annapurna Circuit tour for example. It sees huge crowds in autumn and spring but very little in summer. The daily cost also increases. By choosing to travel in the off-season you will not only save yourself money but serenity as well.

Another great tip to save money is by using public transportation. It’s given that it may not be that comfortable, but look at the bigger picture. Choosing to travel private means bearing the cost of fuel, maintenance, and driver charges. This money can be used to explore another area. Depending on the availability and frequency of public transport, it is recommended that you choose to travel through a public vehicle.

Travelers are intrigued by the buzzing nightlife and lavish hotels and restaurants. What they should understand is that the locals don’t dine here daily and if you are to save money, then they need to avoid it. These fancy places charge a high amount which tends to be too much for many.

The idea to make your fabulous holiday is, visit the local places instead of fancy, expensive places. You will do yourself a favor by learning how the locals live and save precious money along the way. You can even prepare food by yourself if you want to. Cooking skill is necessary if you take any extreme Annapurna Trek in Nepal.

Traveling alone can be peaceful but it comes with a huge price tag. You will have to do everything yourself and the cost will fall only on your shoulder. but traveling in a group save your money a lot. There are many group discounts and extra benefits if you choose to travel in a group.

Next idea is when you are traveling booking a hotel costs high whereas if you book some sort if retreat places, they will provide there classes, services as well as the accommodation. It becomes very cheaper plus it comes with some programs which may change your life. For eample, if you book a yoga retreat program, you will get food, accommodation, yoga classes everything in a cheaper price than hotel’s rate which gives you fabulous holiday experience.

Visiting any place in the world requires a bit of planning. Do plan carefully as it will not only help you to save money but it’ll make your trip stress free. We wish your a fabulous holiday wherever you go.

Yoga for Senior Citizens

Yoga for Senior Citizens

Who are Senior Citizens and Why Yoga for Senior Citizens


Senior citizens are the people who cross 60 years in their life.  In this post, we give the idea on why Yoga for Senior Citizens? Actually, there is not any fixed age to be old. Especially, it is a psychological aspect but generally, people think that if someone is 60 years or more, he or she is old. Simply, this stage is the old age of every people which is naturally very sensitive.

We have to be very careful in our old age. In this age, we become mentally and physically weak so we have to be more careful than in our previous age. We feel lonely in this state. If we do yoga regularly in this state, we can be active like others who are not crossed 60 years in their life.

On the other hand, senior citizens are wise and experienced human resources so they should be healthy and active in their life. They can guide us in every sector of life. They can change the life of new generation by their golden experience of their profession. Yoga can be the best way of making them able to share their valuable experience.

If we apply yoga in our daily life, we never get old mentally. Our mind becomes youth but only our body gets old. For a yogic man, old age can be the blessing, rather than the curse. Yogic life is the best way of living without any mental retardation.

When they grew old in their life, older people have faced many challenges in the different field and that becomes the new formula for the newcomers. If we can grab their experience as the great opportunity to be the success in our life, we have to respect them and give them the chance to grow up with yoga. Yoga can heal all the physical and mental diseases so they can be creative in their life. The last day of their life also becomes active, if they live perfect yogic life.

In this stage, the older generation thinks that they are not useful to the society but that is not the reality. The society also thinks so and can't use the golden part of the society. We have to change the trend of our thinking and use seniors for the better world. The new generation is naturally aggressive and they don’t have patience.

The old generation is naturally practical because they have spent more years in this world by doing the profession in one field. If we can make the real combination of new and old generation, we can get the great achievement to establish a beautiful world. For that, we have to practice yoga regularly. We have to give the chance of yoga for every senior to develop their mind and reduce the rate of diseases in older people.

If we want to make our life beautiful without regret, we have to hear the seniors and apply their suggestion in our profession. The older people should also give the chance to the new generation in every profession thinking that they are capable. Older have to involve in the activities of yoga, Pranayama, and meditation. They have to share their experiences with the new generation.

What are the common problems in this state?

In the old age, there are a lot of problems. In this old age, our body becomes weak and the power of our brain decline. Our memory power also becomes less. We feel that people reject us and don’t give any attention to us, therefore, we think that we are neglected. The older people generally become psychologically and emotionally tired.

So, they should feel secure in their life by the practice of yoga. Yoga can be the solution to all the problems of old age because the most important purpose of yoga is to reunite with the higher self. If we can understand the higher self, we never weep for worldly affairs which are impermanent. By yoga, we can understand the way of life and mystery of life. We have to identify our problem in our old age and should start yoga for our betterment of our condition. These are the common problems in our old age.

1.      Feeling of loneliness
2.      Financially insecurity
3.      Stress
4.      Depression and anxiety
5.      Blood pressure
6.      Diabetes
7.      Fatigues
8.      Weakness.

Why yoga in Old age

We can see in points how yoga can be the great pleasure in our old age:
1.      It maintains the balance in our old age.
2.      It reduces the joint pain and our joint becomes flexible.
3.      It helps for healthy bones and muscles.
4.      It enables us to cope with the mental stress.
5.      We are able to feel younger that really we are physically old.
6.      It helps us to be relaxed with emotional level.
7.      We can be happy even we are alone. The feeling of loneliness disappears by the practice of yoga.

What poses and Pranayama we can do in old age

There are a lot of poses in yoga but in our old age, we don’t have to practice difficult poses. We have to do easy and medium poses, by concerning our strength. We have to think our age while we do yoga. Yoga can strengthen our body and grow our mind. Some poses for the senior citizens:

Some Pranayamas for senior citizens:
1.      Anulom Bilom Pranayama
2.      Bhramari Pranayama
3.      Kapalbhati
4.      Bhastrika

Those are not the complete package for the senior citizens. We can do more poses and pranayamas but simply they are just the examples. The old people have to do poses and pranayama in slow motion. They should be careful in stretching and bending. They should do yoga very patiently by watching the sensation of their body.