Yoga was derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means ‘to unite or to integrate’. It is a 5000-year-old Indian spiritual and ascetic discipline. It is a way to harmonize the body with mind and breath by various breathing exercises, yoga poses, and meditation.
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Isn’t it true that if a person is healthy, he can prosper in his life? Today, people are trying so hard to be successful that they forget to take care of the most important part of life – health. With this fast-paced lifestyle, people face stress and mental breakdown. This type of lifestyle is affecting both physical and mental health.
There are many problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid and many disorders that are becoming common now. To avoid such problems, it is necessary that there should be some type of physical activity. The main purpose of doing physical activity is to increase blood circulation throughout the body. Yoga is one such exercise that does not have any age restrictions. It is simple yet effective. Yoga was derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means ‘to unite or to integrate’. It is a 5000-year-old Indian spiritual and ascetic discipline. It is a way to harmonize the body with mind and breath by various breathing exercises, yoga poses, and meditation.
A few hundred years ago, people who practiced yoga, lived for a long time without any health problems. Learning yoga can feel like learning a new language and a new culture. Yoga needs thorough dedication. It is all about breath, posture, focus, and movement. Yoga is all about flexibility. In the beginning, it may feel a bit tough and the body might not be that flexible. It may seem difficult but it is the most gentle and effective way to instill flexibility. Yoga becomes a part of the routine after regular practice. The focused breathing helps release endorphins that help to keep the mind and body calm, clear and energized throughout the day. There are various benefits of practicing yoga.
Here are a few benefits of yoga:
Proven effective for weight loss and back pain
Relaxes mind and body
Improves sleep quality
Inculcating yoga in daily life is very simple. Basically, there are three types that ultimately aim towards relaxing the mind and the body. The three types of yoga are:
Asanas (Yoga Poses)
Yoga does not only helps physically but it also helps mentally. Not only does it keep one going for the day, but it also helps for a sound and complete sleep. With all these different forms, one can mix and match the exercises according to the requirements. For instance, if someone wants to reduce weight, he can focus more on yoga poses. While, if someone is facing depression or anxiety, he can focus more on breathing exercise or meditation.