What does it mean by turning Inward? Many people might even wonder what is inward or inside, why should I see inside, majority of the masses consider that looking inside is a wastage of our precious time, energy and resources. That is the thought process of our current generation where our life is calculated in terms of the wealth we accumulate. No doubt that wealth is needed but it has crossed way beyond the level of need. Wealth is important but not at the cost of health. Holistic approach is the need of the hour where everyone is just focusing on accumulation of wealth out of insecurities and fear related to future. One has to be successful materialistically but it should not be at the cost of one’s health and neglecting the inner dimensions. Our yoga teacher training in India is composed carefully with so many simple yoga techniques that can be included in your daily routine which can help you dive deeper inwards while not at all compromising on your success in the material world.
The Modern day hectic work culture and achieving more in less time and sky rocketing targets would definitely create a lot of stress. Stress is the major cause for most of the psychosomatic diseases and yoga is the one of the best solution for dealing with stress. The best thing about the yogic sciences is that it does not limit itself to solving the problem but it gives insights into the cause of the problem and gives a permanent solution so that it can be eradicated from roots. The yoga teacher training in India predominantly focuses on stress management as it is one of the major problems faced by the world today. One of the major reason for the new age traumas and problems is that we have been living mechanical lives running in a mad rat race not being aware of what exactly we want? What makes us happy? Why are we running a mad race daily? Where are we going and what exactly are we achieving and what are we missing? Is it that in collecting pebbles are we losing diamonds. In terms of achieving more money, are we losing our precious health and vitality. Balancing both is needed and this balance can be brought by studying ancient scripts and turning towards the yogic sciences which are formulated by turning inward by the age old yogic scientists by investing in their entire life into it. Now we don’t need to invest our entire life into that but by mere studying and knowing these yogic sciences and implanting them under the expert guidance of a true teacher would lead us onto holistic way of living.
Turning inwards at a beginner’s level means at least taking some time out of our busy schedule and spending for ourselves, to truly understand ourselves, to get grounded. For this, one may consider contemplating over questions like – am I running madly and missing myself, am I happy and contended with whatever I am doing now, am I happy with my profession, how am I dealing with my family members, am I giving them enough time, am I taking care of my health in this busy schedule, so on and so forth. Simple thing is to take some time, switch off your mobile or at least put it in silent mode, turn off your TV and all other gadgets, selecting a silent and serene place and sitting with a pen and book, where no one disturbs you and contemplating on oneself by asking right questions would give a lot of clarity into ourselves and also gives a lot of inputs on the ways which are not working for us and what truly can be done to achieve it. Just ten or fifteen minutes of our time would enrich us like anything. Most of them are afraid and terrified to spend time with themselves and cannot take it if something happens to their gadgets or televisions or anything which throws them in to being with themselves. Such is the state of the world, but once we start spending time with ourselves, we can see the results and changes in ourselves and slowly we can get into meditation and yoga postures and how important they are in maintaining the balance in our system and slowly one can study and practically know and get the benefits of this tremendous yogic sciences. Turning inward is the first step and turning inwards is stopping our external vision and looking within to check our emotional state, what kind of thoughts are we entertaining and a whole lot about ourselves and thereby taking the holistic path.
At the conclusion, taking action is important. Fix a time and stick to it either morning or evening and even if gaps are there in between fine, but not to leave it. And as one moves higher and wants to learn more about yoga, it is always advisable to do it from the experts and right gurus from that field. Because only a right guru can guide you rightly through your inner path. Our yoga teacher training in India is imparted under the guidance of such highly efficient faculty.