2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part R
Yoga as an antidote to stressful life of the present era
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Md. Nijairul Islam
Human life in the 21st century is marked by unprecedented advancement in science and technology, information and communication. No doubt, our physical comfort level has reached the zenith in the present era, in comparison to the by-gone days. But this is only the rosy side. On the other side, ever-unquenchable thirst for “getting and spending” (to quote William Wordsworth) has robbed us of our peace of mind. We are now an unhappy lot, each moment inviting mounting pressure and stress on ourselves. The result, in spite of sitting on the heap of our accumulated material wealth, we are badly in need of equanimity of mind and soul. Medical science cannot blot out this problem permanently. Yoga here may help us with its magic touch. Yoga has impressed the world so much so that on December 11, 2014, the General Assembly of The United Nations (UN) adopted a resolution, to observe 21st June of every year as the International Day of Yoga. In his speech delivered at The UN, the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi (2014) said: “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and wellbeing…….” Yoga helps in development of the whole mind in a balanced way by keeping stress at bay. This article seeks to understand yoga, the stressful life of the present era and the role of yoga in de-stressing us
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Md. Nijairul Islam. Yoga as an antidote to stressful life of the present era. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):1004-1006.