Yoga: A Case of Reverse Innovation

Yoga as a practice has been followed in India since times immemorial and is believed to have originated in India. Rishis in ancient India practiced it as a spiritual discipline to keep themselves fit and healthy.As migration of people starting happening globally due to business, education, employment and trade over the past five to six decades, this tradition got exported to the developed countries from an emerging market like India. Thus Yoga can be termed as a case of “Reverse Innovation.
Today a developed country like the United States of America is among the biggest markets for Yoga apart from many other developed nations. In view of the all-round health benefits of Yoga on the human body, 21st June has been declared as the”International Yoga Day” by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This paper focuses on the relevance of Yoga as a spiritual practice and its gradual evolution into a business case of reverse innovation.
Introduction
21″ June 2015 has been observed as the international day of Yoga all over the world. It is am atter of great pride for Indian that this ancient tradition has been honored and practiced by people all over the world.
The Republic of India (Bhärat Ganaräjya) popularly known as India, is a leading developing country in South Asia, which is home to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires. Historically the Indian subcontinent was knowns for its commercial and cultural wealth. Ancient four religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism—originated here, whereas Zoroastrianism and the Abrahamic religions Of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam arrived in the 1st millennium CE. During early I e century, India brought under the administration of the British East India Company and gradually administered directly by the United Kingdom after the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
India became an independent nation in 1947 after a struggle for independence that was marked by non-violent resistance led by Mahatma Gandhi. These historical events helped in shaping the region’s diverse culture.
Hinduism is the dominant religion, or way of life, in South Asia, most notably in India and Nepal. It is “a family of religious cultures”, which includes a broad range of philosophies and traditions. That is bound by shared concepts, recognizable rituals,cosmology, shared textual resources, pilgrimage to sacred sites and the questioning of authority. It includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism among Other denominations. Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion, after Christianity and Islam, with approximately one billion followers.
It has been called the “oldest religion” (Sanätana Dharma) in the world, “the eternal law” or the”eternal way” beyond human origins. Western scholars regard Hinduism as a fusion or synthesis Of various Indian cultures and traditions, with diverse roots and no single founder. It prescribes the eternal duties, such as honesty, refraining from injuring living beings (ahimsa), patience,forbearance, self-restraint, compassion, among others.

yoga an art

A Yogic, poet, writer fond of music. Working as banker.I believe Yoga,a way of life, an art that can be perfectly attained on regular practice and devotion.Regular practicing and proper breathing regenerates our cells making us more active,energetic and more vibrant a healthy and live soul.For me living with yoga is a regular process.A journey of regular internal and external growth. I am practising yoga as a disciple since last 15 years.With guruji’s blessing and guidance there is regular growth in inner consciousness and realization of the self.Mere missing yoga practice sometimes seems to be a loss of the divine energy we are blessed within. Yoga is reunion with yourself.Its regular and continous practice of breathing,asanas gives great energy in daily endeavours.This is to unite with your soul.Deep breath purifies our inner self making us more vibrant and energetic.Its fragrance is deeply felt everywhere giving us hope and positive outlook in everything we perform. Strengthening resoluteness or process sustains our values and beliefs. Value-based goals strengthen our motivation and impact.What transforms our behaviors is staring at everything of ourselves, in. Regular practice makes yoga an art.Surely an yogic is an artist.His performance and attitude towards life is different and holistic.He has a hope a live soul a sense of freedom from negative things from fear or anxiety. Yogic is a true karmic.His karma has a meaning a purpose.His action is graceful and just. ALTHOUGH THIS BLOG PRIMARY COVERS TOPICS RELATED TO YOGA AND ITS BENEFITS BUT I SHOULD QUOTE THE FOLLOWING LINES OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA THAT ALWAYS INSPIRED ME – “ Purity,patience,perseverance and above all love are the three essentials to success. Great occasions rouse even the lowest of human beings to some kind of greatness, but he alone is the great whose character is great,always.”

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