Yoga is essentially a spiritual practice based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art and science of healthy living. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’.
Yoga is a mind and body practice. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga is an ancient practice that may have originated in India. It may involve movement, physical exercise, reading, breathing, etc to promote mental and physical well-being. In the whole mediation means to focus all our concentration on any particular thing.
Reading a book is yoga:
Reading consistently strengthens connections in the brain, improves memory and concentration, and may even help you live longer. Reading can also reduce stress levels and prevent age-related cognitive decline to read more, set aside time every bay to pick up a book, whether it’s during a commute or before bed.
Reading takes the yoga further and deeper
Yoga is more than asana, it’s about the whole of the life-world, action, and thoughts, reading is an essential part of taking yoga beyond simply a physical practice. Reading leads to good thoughts, and understanding that we could never make by ourselves, and allow us to savor, ponder and return again and again.
“I do believe something magical happens when you read a good book “
Reading strengthens the brain
A growing body of research indicates that reading changes your mind.
Using MRI scans, researchers have confirmed that reading involves a complex network of circuits and signals in the brain. As your reading ability matures, those networks also get stronger and more sophisticated.
In one study conducted in 2013, researchers used functional MRI scans to measure the effect of reading a novel on the brain. Study participants read the novel “Pompeii” over 9 days. As tension built in the story, more and more areas of the brain lit up with activity.
In a report, it showed that throughout the reading period and for days afterward, brain connectivity increased, especially in the somatosensory region.
Reading is a great yoga which can be followed daily and it is a very interesting hobby. Reading enhances our memory and concentration. reading helps to expand the mind and give us more ideas. Reading has been proven to keep our minds young, healthy, and sharp, with studies.
Calm your mind through good books and have lead a peaceful life.