Hindus have welcomed Georgia Bulldogs baseball team of University of Georgia in Athens for reportedly incorporating yoga as a part of training.
It helps the team in mobility, stretching, health, flexibility, injury prevention, peace of mind and recovery; reports suggest.
Commending the Georgia baseball team for coming forward and providing an opportunity to players to avail the multiple benefits of yoga, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged all the college sports/athletic teams of USA to incorporate highly beneficial yoga in the lives of their players/athletes.
Yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out.
Rajan Zed further said that yoga, although introduced and nourished by Hinduism, was a world heritage and liberation powerhouse to be utilized by all. According to Patanjali who codified it in Yoga Sutra, yoga was a methodical effort to attain perfection, through the control of the different elements of human nature, physical and psychical.
According to US National Institutes of Health, yoga may help one to feel more relaxed, be more flexible, improve posture, breathe deeply, and get rid of stress. According to a recently released “2016 Yoga in America Study”, about 37 million Americans (which included many celebrities) now practice yoga; and yoga is strongly correlated with having a positive self image. Yoga was the repository of something basic in the human soul and psyche, Zed added.
Georgia baseball, the college baseball team which dates back to 1886, won the national championship in 1990.
Source: World Hindu News (WHN)