History of yoga
“The people without the knowledge of their history, origin, and culture are like the trees without their roots,” Marcus Garvey.
Yoga is old, originated back then in the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in the Northern parts of India. There is no definite knowledge about its origin time, but some say that it began the time when people wandered about life on this Earth. The word Yoga has been penned down in the oldest books of Indian mythology, Rig Veda.
The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root word” YUJ,” meaning ‘to join” or ‘to unite.’ Back then, yoking meant to connect and harness two animals so that they can perform tasks. Yoking means to unite.
The yogic science is a way to unite man with universal consciousness and making harmony with mind, body, and spirit. According to the modern-day belief, there is a connection between our physical and inner world. One who experiences this oneness with the Universe is said to be in alignment with the universe or nature and named Yogi. When you attain the state of freedom, you are said to have achieved nirvana. There is another belief attached to the existence of Yoga that Lord Shiva was the first yogi who practiced this art thousands of years ago.
Modern period Yoga
In the late 1800s and the early years of 1900, yoga practitioners traveled to the West in the view of spreading awareness. At the Parliament of Religions in Chicago, Swami Vivekananda took vow together with his lectures on Yoga.
In the 1920s and 30s, Hatha Yoga got a promotional presence in India with the efforts of T.Krishnamacharya and Swami Sivananda. Sivananda was a famous author who wrote many books on Yoga and worked for the vagueness of this health science.
In the year 1947, Indra Devi started her own yoga studio overseas (Hollywood). Since then, western civilization also associated them with Hatha yoga and other practices.
Yoga for health
Yoga is a practice that connects your mind, breath, and body altogether. Using physical postures, breathing exercises, stretching, and meditation one can attain a healthy body. Today most people practice yoga to release stress from the body and to prevent certain chronic illnesses.
Yoga for kidney problems
The kidneys make up the healthy portion of the Genitourinary System. This system is further made up of the bladder, urethra, ovaries, prostate, and testes. The kidneys filter the waste and impurities in the blood and produce urine out of such fluid waste. This pair of organs helps the body maintain the adequate level of fluid in the body, invigorate the production of the red blood cells, and regulate the blood pressure level.
Several conditions are linked to the declining function of the kidneys, which manifest as a kidney infection, UTI, renal calculi, and chronic kidney disease as well.
The problem lies in the fact that the kidneys will never show up any sign of damage until the damage is extreme to the extent of kidney failure. Besides, it is hard to correct or reverse the damage to the kidneys when they have reached end-stage. No allopathic treatment can avert the progression of the disease and make the person live longer.
But, Ayurvedic methodologies such as Yoga can make the kidney achieve its lost function in a span of time. There are some yoga postures that strengthen the core of the body and give the kidneys the vitality.
By focusing on breathing and stretching during such asanas practice, you will be able to experience peace and calm in your mind and body. Asanas are a way to reduce stress and increase immunity power. With the right poses and the proper treatment approach, you can slow down the progression of kidney disease and prevent some symptoms from increasing the risk of kidney cancer as well.