Indian ancient literature has its strong roots in Vedas, Aaranyakas, and Upanishadas & Bhagvatgeeta. Then comes the period of Darshanas…Indian Philosophy. Out Of six Darshanas, Sankhya Darshan & Yoga Darshan forming a pair provides us a predictable pathway to reach a stage of Moksha…freedom from all sufferings. Sankhya provides us the Theory & Yoga the Practical.
But natural we are attracted to Practical as it can be immediately learnt & practiced. Though it is an express highway to reach the destination faster, we should be well aware of myths of Yoga.
Firstly it is a Science & not a matter of miracle. We have to follow a code of conduct for our behavior & observe for the effects.
Secondly it does not work like a quick fix but needs time as it reaches root cause of the situation.
Thirdly it is not a way for only elderly people, But from for everyone from age 10 years to 100 years.
Fourthly Yoga is not only Asan, Pranayam & Dhyan (Meditation) but there are other limbs which should be studied & followed.
Fifthly it does not promote any religion or god since it is a science.
Sixthly it not only helps for flexibility of joints, but helps to increase the resilience of our mind.
Seventhly it not only makes us humble but capable, strong & humble.
Eighthly it is not a science developed for Therapy but for Evolution of our personality.
Ninethly it is not for a short term duration course, but a life time commitment.
Tenthly it is not only in the benefit of an individual but the whole world around is benefitted!!!
* This information is applied in Medical Yoga Therapy to help the patients.