One cannot deny the fact that the present generation is drifting towards a race for power and wealth. People who crave for a healthy lifestyle will only deprive them of poor health and lethargy. It’s better to swim in a pool of sharks than wiping out your leisure with Netflix. Physical and mental consistency is more important than making yourself susceptible to various health hazards. So how about getting up on your feet and performing some poses!?
Yoga, The 5000 years old asset of the Indian culture is been proved to be the intimate way to connect your body with the soul. Some people see it as a question, ‘ Can yoga make you look fit and healthy?’. Well, is there really a question in there? The twisting and stretching of a yoga practice or so-called the Asanas are effective for the digestive system, the circulatory system, the lymph system, and more. All you need is a 6 feet to 4 feet space and there lays your yoga studio!
Since its existence, yoga eases aches and pain. It has also been an advisable way in treating certain health issues such as wheezing. And of course, it has some other corners that has to be unfolded. Looking upon the other side of the river can unveil many interesting facts.
Digging into its origin, Lord Shiva is considered the supreme god of yoga according to ancient Hindu mythology.
Turning the calendars, swami Vivekananda is credited for being the greatest proponent of yoga in the west. However, it is told that he gave up his life voluntarily in an act of yoga called Mahasamadhi.
Another interesting fact also dates back to the past. The Ancient yogis (saints) believed that we have only been awarded with a limited number of breaths in each life. And hence it made sense to stretch our life a bit longer by taking slow and deep breaths. A small toast of science also has its own part to play in it. Studies claim that slow inhalation of air can cover the lungs with oxygen thus increasing the lungs capacity and stimulates detoxification in our body.
Yoga, The oldest physical disciplines in existence has nineteen different types each with its own specifications. Surveys show that Americans spend $5.7 billion a year in yoga classes and yoga products. Gaining its popularity in the 19th century, 15.8 million adults in U.S has accustomed to practice yoga daily where 72.2% of practitioners are women, 27.8% practitioners are men. Hatha yoga is most commonly preferred type in the U.S. Hasyayoga or the laughter yoga is being practiced by more than 60 countries all over the world.Its quite absurd to notice that countries rather than India show much attention and interest towards the practice.
As its mentioned earlier, yoga is a tool to play with the soul, captivating self refreshment of mind and body. It also provides you self-confidence, improving your mood and memory, digestion, makes you live longer, quit addiction, and more. One can also blend his/her workout or sports practice with yoga. Taking a day break from it and relaxing the body with the aid of yoga might be extremely beneficial. It’s already apparent that all the benefits of this divine practice cannot be listed in a small piece of article. Did you witness how yoga had sown its seeds all over the world!? That’s the power of the practice.
It’s hard to get out of the bed with the thought that you have to deal with another day which looks just like another, but trust me, performing this magic will change your lifestyle.