Facts about yoga and why you should start practicing right now
The word yoga means union. Yoga originated in India. Yoga is one of the oldest physical disciplines in the world. Yoga origins are 5,000 years old.. Yoga was created as a form of healing. Yoga is inspired Hinduist, Buddhist and Jainist practices. Yoga connects the mind, body and soul. The official language of Yoga is Sanskrit. Yoga breathing is called pranayama. Mudras affects the flow of prana – life energy within the body. Yoga hand positions are called mudras. Yoga makes you more graceful. Facts about yoga practice The maximum amount of skin should be exposed to the air while practising yoga. Yoga combines body postures, breathing and meditation. A glass of lukewarm water should be drunk before commencing yoga. Bikram or hot yoga is practiced in rooms heated to 40°C and 50% humidity. Sunrise is the best time to practice yoga. There should be plenty of ventilation in the room where one practises yoga. A session should begin with gentler postures, advancing into more difficult ones. Yoga is best practised on an empty stomach. Yoga should not be practised in front of a mirror. Loose clothing should be worn when practising yoga. The mouth should be closed – breathing though the nose only. Yoga should be practised in a quiet, dust-free room. Psychological facts about Yoga Yoga increases self-confidence. Yoga improves concentration and motivation. Yoga relieves anxiety, depression and stress. Yoga improves your mood. Yoga leads to a more positive outlook on life. Yoga reduces anger and hostility. Yoga improves memory. Yoga improves reactions times.. Health Facts About Yoga. Yoga reduces blood pressure and pulse rate. Yoga heals the body and prevents injuries. Yoga improves posture. Yoga helps weight loss by improving metabolism. Yoga helps to quit addictions. Yoga helps you sleep better. Yoga can reduces menopausal symptoms. Yoga increases pain tolerance. Yoga delays ageing by stimulating detoxification in the body. Yoga prevents migraines. Yoga helps prevent disease by massaging internal organs. Yoga helps people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Yoga helps to make you live longer. Yoga eases digestion. Yoga improves your immune system. Yoga can alleviate allergy symptoms. Yoga reduces cellulite through muscle stretching. Yoga improves balance. Yoga can prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Yoga alleviates Asthma symptoms.
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Gaiam Premium Print Yoga Mat
Perfect for home or studio use, this mat ensures the safety and comfort you wish to have to fortify proper alignment and care for poses and the additional cushioning helps to give protection to joints. Manufactured free of the top six most harmful phthalates, this mat is a more healthy choice for both you and the planet!
DragonFly Yoga Cork and Recycled EVA Foam Yoga Block, 4-Inch
This is an amazing alternative to EVA foam and cork blocks: a mix of the two. The recycled EVA foam increases the weight of the antimicrobial cork to make the perfect mix for a yoga block. Sometimes you can have the best of both worlds!
Made of non-toxic EVA/cork material
Sturdy, super durable construction
Easy-to-grip, non-slip surface
$19.00Buy on Amazon
Turquoise / Sea Green Thunderbird Heavyweight Yoga Blanket– Made for Yoga! Hand-Made Mexican Blanket
Large size: approx 78″ x 54″
Machine Washable. Handmade. **Please note–due to the nature of handmade items, the color of the birds will vary**
Manduka eKO Yoga and Pilates Yoga Mat
This is the perfect companion for those who want an eco-friendly mat. It’s made from natural biodegradable and non-toxic rubber that is harvested in a sustainable way. Supports both your practice and our planet.
Hot Yoga Towel With Anchor Fit Corners
A yoga towel is made to help you elevate your athletic performance and go a step further. Thanks to its microfiber synthesis, its anti-slip texture, and its anchor fit corners this hot yoga towel will stay flat on your mat during the whole workout session.
$37.97Buy on Amazon
Manduka Cork Yoga Block
Made of sustainable cork, this high quality yoga block has a firmness that allows you to feel secure in the support it generously provides.
Resilient solid structure weighs less than coarse-grain cork commonly used for blocks.
Easy-to-grip textured surface and comfortable contoured edges.
Gaiam Yoga Strap/Block Combo
What is a Yoga Block? It’s a block made of foam or cork that supports your body to make difficult poses more accessible. The strap helps your flexibility, especially if you are only starting with yoga.
Handmade Solid Color Yoga Blanket — Thick Mexican Blanket or Throw — Made for Yoga!
This thick Mexican yoga blanket is made of a Cotton – Acrylic – Polyester blend, which is much more durable than a standard Mexican Falsa blanket. It’s Extra Large (XL) size (approx 80″ x 50″) very Soft and Thicker than Traditional Mexican Blankets. Best of all, it’s machine washable and, acording to the vendor, it gets softer after each wash!
Manduka PROlite Yoga and Pilates Mat
For brand new yogis, it’s important to have a more padded mat to slowly build joint and muscle strength and help prevent injury. A high-density cushion will help you avoid hurting your wrists on inversions.A yoga mat that brings unmatched cushioning and comfort to your practice. The PROlite will never wear out, guaranteed. Its High-density cushion, joint protection, and unmatched support are awesome features. Closed-cell surface prevents sweat from seeping into the mat and breeding bacteria
Manduka PRO Yoga and Pilates Mat
I love love this high-density yoga mat. It’s awesome for joint protection. The seller guarantees it will never wear out from yoga practice, and this makes it a great investment for your daily yoga time.
Mexican Blanket — Green / Teal / Turquoise — Great as a Beach Blanket, Camping Blanket, Picnic Blanket, Yoga Blanket, or Yoga Bolster! Handwoven
Extra Large Mexican Blanket – approx 73″ x 48″
Extra Large Authentic Mexican Falsa Blanket – approx 73″ x 48″
Machine Washable, becomes softer after each wash!
Elenture Full-Zip Exercise Yoga Mat Carry Bag with Multi-Functional Storage Pockets
Dimensions: 26″L x 6.8″ diameter(1/2″ inch thick mats WILL NOT FIT)
Material: 100% High Quality Canvas and Fabric.
Easy: Full Zipper Design, Adjustable shoulder makes accessing and carrying easy.
YogaAccessories Round Cotton Zafu Meditation Cushion Pillow
A zafu is a seat stuffed with the fluffy, soft, downy fibres of the disintegrating reedmace seed heads. The Japanese zafu originates in China, where these meditation seats were originally filled with reedmace down. In western terms, colloquially speaking, zafu refers to a meditation cushion, and zabuton refers to the cushioned mat upon which a zafu is placed
Tucketts Womens Yoga Socks, Toeless Non Slip Skid Grippy Low Cut Socks for Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Studio, Bikram, Ballet, Dance – Allegro Style
Free the toe! A yoga toe-less sock will allow freedom of movement during barefoot exercises. You will still feel like barefoot during your yoga practice while the grippy sole gives you stability.