People may think that doing yoga is very difficult. Feet should stand on the head, can be bent and be made flexible, children and fat people are unable to do yoga, so yoga seems to be a sacred activity and difficult to do. Not to mention there is a presumption that people being able to
People may think that doing yoga is very difficult. Feet should stand on the head, can be bent and be made flexible, children and fat people are unable to do yoga, so yoga seems to be a sacred activity and difficult to do. Not to mention there is a presumption that people being able to practice yoga will quickly reach heaven. “Yoga is for health, creating better self. When being healthy, the life is also peaceful,” said A.A. Raka Panji Tisna, an international yoga instructor.
In yoga, there is movement to express motion and breath, so the mind sits at this point, not everywhere. Children, teenagers and elderly people can do yoga. “Yoga activities can be held whenever and wherever. For busy people, they can do it at workplace. But, early is better, and can be done until old age,” he explained.
Yoga is fun, so that it is carried out with smile and happy atmosphere, not difficult and better done with an instructor, so there are limits that can be done. Yoga can be done while sitting, or standing. “Doing yoga on a regular basis will be great for health, mind, and the life will become more focused. To relieve stress and get happiness, I invite people to do yoga,” he said.
Although having a schedule of teaching yoga every week at the Secretariat of the World Hindu Parishad, Bali Culture Agency on Jalan Juanda 1 Renon Denpasar, this international yoga instructor is still willing to share his skill with people in rural areas. “If people are healthy, then they will also think positively to live this life,” he said.
Some time ago, Panji Tisna with hundreds of rural residents did yoga through the Festival ke Uma held at Subak Uma Ole. The activity was done in paddy field area, so the aura is very pronounced. Moreover, the activity was carried out in the morning, when the sun began to rise in eastern horizon, so that positive energy is really felt by participants. “I feel proud as many participants are present. Hopefully, there will be another chance to invite people to live healthy,” he hoped.
As a yoga instructor, Panji Tisna has been teaching yoga in various cities in Indonesia, such as Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Jakarta and others, including overseas. “Hopefully, I can do it to the other regions in Indonesia to teach yoga introduction to the public. Besides, we also provide a special training of stress management and emotion through Sudarshan Kriya yoga from the Art of Living Foundation from His Majesty Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,” he concluded. (BTN/015)