Winners make the effort
YOGA – we relate to it, we live it as a methodised effort towards self perfection, a way of living our life which extends beyond the surface of the yoga mat and shines through every one of our actions.
Every step into perfecting ourSelf :) is as well a step forward into rising every activity of our life to the best – in our sincere quest to be good, to be happy, and to be of help for the life of our fellow beings.
For a Yogi it will not be a surprise (actually a wonderful surprise – but no doubt) that the Olympic gold medals started to go to soul dedicated yogis.
It was the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, making a public statement saying that yoga, although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all.
According to Patanjali who synthesized it in Yoga Sutra, Yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature: physical and psychic.
To quote also the United States National Institutes of Health: “yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. About 21 million Americans, including many celebrities, now reportedly practice yoga. Yoga is the repository of something basic in the human soul and psyche.”
Please follow up the link below to find out about the success, life attitude and beliefs of many of the world's younger athletes and Olympic gold medalists: Jamie Anderson (after winning gold in the women's snowboarding slopestyle event, she said she will be going to a yoga retreat on the North Shore of Oahu -- to celebrate), Heather McPhie (freestyle skier who values most the mental benefits of yoga), Chandra Crawford (cross country skier), Gracie Gold (18-year-old figure skater states: "I practice deep abdominal breathing and meditation before competition.")