It is known that small kids are born Yogis.
Because their bodies are tender and flexible.
Because they do not have layers of prejudices and biases.
Because this is the right age to inculcate good practices in them.
So why not incorporate the good virtues in them right now. Yoga as the general public thinks is just not an amalgamation of yogic postures, it is the art of living with a stress free mind and a powerful healthy body. A combination of disease-free body and a supreme mind without the impurities is the goal and the essence of yoga.
For serious yogis, there is a doctrine and philosophy that has to be followed, in addition to a restricted “satvic” diet. But for common people, it is made easier and there are fewer restrictions to food and timings.
It is made less strict so that people can adapt to its methods comfortably. For the benefit of many, yoga is used in many forms, most popular are the Yoga asanas and the breathing techniques known as “Pranayama”.
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