The great age of yoga , ignorance of its true nature and the symbolistic obscurity of much of the writings on the subject give many westerns, moving as they do in a world of constant unrest ,the impression that the system holds nothing for them and is all rather remote,vague and impractical,In this they make a grave mistake,for yoga is the most practical means of attaining health nad happiness in an age of stress that is available. We should not support those pessimists who believe that civilisation should be destroyed and that we should return to the levels of human development achived by the cave-man.
The harnessing of the forces of nature ,such as electricity and atomic energy, to allow us fly faster than should and explore space,these are wonderful achievements,triumphs for man in his conquest of the universe,but sometimes he is inclined to forget that he is not a machine ,but a living being. In the west,millions live at such a hectic pace they are committing slow suicide.
Civilisation imposes pressures and strain unknown to our grand parents.Man can only successfully meet this challenge by paying increasing attention to his physical and mental well-being.Yoga provides an answer to the problem of stress .The posture make muscles firmer and better shaped .By Yoga ones mind becomes more tranquil and temperament more placid .one gets control over the emotions.