Yoga

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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