Yoga: understanding fundamentals
Yoga is a group of spiritual,mental and physical practices originated in ancient India. the modern yoga is seen as exercise to the body which mainly consists of postures or asanas. The practice of yoga has been thought to date back to pre-vedic Indian traditions; possibly in the Indus valley civilization around 3000 BCE. Yoga is mentioned in the Rigveda and also referenced in the Upanishads. Yoga gurus from India later introduced yoga to the West, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century with his adaptation of yoga tradition, excluding asanas. Outside India, it has developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core.
why yoga ?
There are many reasons why one should keep habit of practicing yoga for at least half an hour a day even if they are busy all the day. yoga is an art whivh cures you from a disease before you get infected by it.
some of the benefits of yoga are:
- increased flexibility.
- increased muscle strength and tone.
- improved respiration, energy and vitality.
- maintaining a balanced metabolism.
- weight reduction.
- cardio and circulatory health.
- improved athletic performance.
- protection from injury.
Prominent personalities practicing yoga:
- Narendra modi:
2. Robert downey ,jr.(Iron Man):
3.Jennifer Aniston (Racheal green in Friends):
admist her busy schedule.
The list goes on thus it is well known that yoga is key to healthy life. Practice it daily if you don’t know asanas search in google or refer you tube videos. Hope you start practicing Yoga.