Poornima V Kumar of Just Books believes in saying “reading is to mind as exercise is to body.” She has done “Isha” inner engineering programme at Isha Coimbatore and reaped the benefits by practicing it regularly. The members of Just Books, teens to senior citizens, participated in the event.
An audio-visual presentation of Sadhguru’s message of upayoga was held. Sadhguru: “Something that large segments of the world – even those who are involved in yoga – are not aware that there is a possibility of doing what is called Upa-Yoga. This is something that gives you physical and psychological benefits, but doesn’t touch the spiritual dimension.”
Upa-Yoga does not demand higher level of commitment nor does it cause any problem if you do it improperly because you can’t do it improperly – it’s very simple! Yoga itself is not an exercise form. It is a much subtler dimension. It is a technology through which a dimension beyond the physical becomes a living reality within you. Yoga is that which renders you to a higher possibility in your life. If something has the power to transform, it has the power to cause damage if mishandled. So yoga needs to be handled in an extremely committed atmosphere. But Upa-Yoga does not demand that level of commitment nor does it cause any problem if you do it improperly because you can’t do it improperly – it’s very simple!
In Indian vernacular languages, the word upayoga has come to mean something useful, but actually it means sub-yoga or pre-yoga. This can be learnt in five minutes. You can practice it anywhere and the benefits are quite immense you will be physically better and mentally limbered up. Plus, you don’t need any equipment.
Benefits of Upa-Yoga
- Exercises muscles and lubricates joints, stimulating the system for action
- Improves neuronal regeneration, memory and sharpness
- Reduces sleep and activates the spine
- Brings a deep sense of peacefulness, infusing a new sense of energy and wellbeing
This international yoga day was experiential programme and Just Books has been getting enquiries to conduct upa yoga for children. Upayoga can help children to think stable and handle life with awareness.
“Upayoga” session for children is free and all are welcome to participate on June 26 at 9:30 am at Just Books on Kalidasa Road, above Sony showroom
For more details, contact 0821-4253237.