Yoga Special Series: Why Should We Do Asana?
Before undertaking any kind of practice one should always be aware of its results and benefits. For doing asana, although people do try to understand the benefits of yoga they usually end up having misconceptions about it and don’t even realise they’ve been mistaken. Usually people end up believing asana is useful for making the body more flexible, but in reality asana has many more advantages. Asana works on the spine, joints, circulatory system, and even the neurological system. All of these benefits help make the body balanced and fit for sadhana. With a body in pain, would one be able to sit still and keep the mind quiet during meditation? If the knee starts aching while meditating, the mind will immediately focus there. In this video, revered master Anandmurti Gurumaa explains benefits of asana, especially for men and women after the age of 45-50. It has been drawn from the insightful talk given during International Yoga Day (Delhi, 2015).