Any system or process will be accepted by the common man if it can prove its usefulness in the day to day aspects of life. We saw how society accepted and adopted science as an integral part of its structure as technology solved the problem of providing the basic necessities of life and offering a more comfortable life to an individual. We have also seen that now society is all set for yoga. Why? Simply because yoga offers man a conscious process to solve the menacing problems of unhappiness, restlessness, emotional imbalance, hyper activity, etc., in society and helps to evoke the hidden potentialities of man in a systematic and scientific way by which man becomes a fuller individual. All his faculties physical, mental, intellectual and emotional develop in a harmonious and integrated fashion to meet the all found challenge of the modern technological era with its hectic speed, the speciality of the yogic process is that the faculties get sharpened in tune with the spiritual progress of man. Let us now try to understand what e mean by an integrated personality development with spiritual growth.
1. Development at the physical level
2. Development at the mental level
3. Development at the emotional level
4. Development at the intellectual level1
5. Development at the spiritual level Thus, yoga is a process of all round personality development by
A) Deep relaxation at the muscular level
B) Slowing down of the breath and maintaining a balance at the pranic (Vital) level
C) Increasing creativity and will power at the mental level
D) Sharpening the intellect and calming down the mind at the intellectual level
E) Enhancing the happiness in life and equipoise at the emotional level, and
F) Manifesting the innate divinity in all aspects of life.
Yoga is not only a process for leading man towards this astounding hidden inner personality by bringing mastery over the body, mind, intellect and emotional faculties, but it is also a powerful tool to manifest those hidden potential powers in him. As man progress, his zeal to perfect himself grows, in the process, and understands the expressions of nature around him.