The history of yoga symbols embraces thousand of years. Many centuries ago the masters of yoga who were called gurus and rishis studied the world and its rules to find the ways to health happiness and peace of mind. They observed many creatures and objects of nature while trying to understand the system of the universe. Different animals along with birds and plants became the symbols of yoga. For example, the lotus flower, which is one of the mist widely known yoga symbols in the ancient world, it the symbol of rebirth, sun, creation, beauty, prosperity, purity, divinity, eternity, and much more. Each petal of the lotus flower, according to the yoga philosophy is charged with cosmic energy. The lotus pose, called padmasana, is the most popular pose and it is primarily associated with yogis. It has already become the symbol of yoga itself.
According to the yoga philosophy and the history of yoga symbols, there are 72 thousand channels for energy circulation and seven main regulators called charkas, which are energy centers of our bodies. When it comes to yoga, there are a number of interesting things to look into like the history of yoga symbols and the theory of bioenergentic balance considered from the point of physiology and medicine.
By the way, this very therapy is the basis for the origin of Oriental medicine such as acupuncture.
At the moment, physiologists conduct profound research aimed at studying the mechanisms and energy approach that is characteristic of yoga. For example, in Japan the scientists have developed the methods of diagnosis on the basis of our body energy channels.
Returning to the topic of the history of yoga symbols, yoga masters believe that taking the pose of a certain animal or plant; we normalize the cosmic energy circulation and its metabolism and its environment. Yoga exercises called asanans consists of copying the posture or movement of ancient yoga symbols like suryasana which is sun, locus, loin, horse, triangle, cobra, fish, bow, plough, and many more yoga symbols. The majority of asanas are named after the object they symbolize and imitate.
Asana practice results in the stability of our body and mind, feelings of happiness, our health and longevity.
The beneficial effects lie in the modification of the energy circulation and the normalization of energy metabolism. Each asana focuses on the particular part or organ of our body and therefore, it influences that very organ.
During an asana performance, the practitioner should relax and breathe according to the rules of this very asana. It is necessary to note that relaxation itself is a true art. The active poses are performed with the help of muscles. The correct performance of the asana creates a particular state of the body and the mind and contributes to the optimal neuromuscular endocrinal, metabolic, and psychological balance in the organism. There is no denying the fact that regular asana practice leads to drastic healing results. It is curious to note that according to the science of yoga symbols, any disease is not a local disease but a pathological disease that will change the organism. This condition can only be remedied by the complex of asanas that will eliminate the cause of the disease.
Yogis claims now say that asana performance helps to overcome such antipodes like stimulation and inhabitation, consciousness, unconsciousness, and therefore it brings harmony to our organism.