Stress is no more a word; it’s a fact today, a modern day reality in people’s lives. Stress is something that is not just limited to the mind, it happens in the physical body as well. Pains, aches, tensions are common problems that our muscles, joints and nerves are feeling almost every day. This physical stress also leads to frustration, depression, irritation in the minds of many. It’s a suffering. Poor diet and lifestyle habits along with environmental hazards have led to this. At the same time, Yoga has emerged as a great remedy for all kinds of stress and stress related problems. If you take stress out of your life, more than half of the problems are gone. A correct diet based on the principles of Ayurveda and a good lifestyle including dedicated sessions for Yoga everyday can actually transform your life for the better. It has happened to many people and we wish this positive transformation can happen with billions of us across the globe.
We have arrived into a new year. It is 2018 now. New Year brings resolutions, remember. This issue we bring to you a beautiful piece on Resolutions penned by May McCarthy. There are half a dozen features on Yoga asanas that can actually relieve you from all kinds of physical stress. One of them is on weight loss while there is another on relief from diabetes by Shashi Kumar. The beginning of a year also calls for positive change and wisdom. Yoga Master Acharya Girish Jha throws light on mindfulness, meditation & Yoga whereas Leonard Perlmutter writes about transforming the energy within.
This issue, our representative meets a Yoga Guru from Rishikesh in the Himalayas Anand Mehrotra. Anand opens up on the various aspects of Yoga including relevance, meaning of life, and residing in the inner silence within. Our cover feature this month is titled “Live Life Live Consciousness” which details on the journey from our current state to Dharana and from Dharana to Dhyana. It makes a great read for meditators and seekers of truth. This apart, there are features on Pranic Science, Healing and lots more. I hope you find the tools, techniques and expert wisdom in this issue helpful in finding health and bliss through your Yogic practice.