The Ultimate Guide to Benefits of Yoga

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12/27/2018 5:01:11 PM

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The Ultimate Guide to Benefits of Yoga

The practice of Yoga can be traced back to the dawn of civilization. Lord Shiva is seen as the first practitioner of Yoga. Yoga harmonizes the body with the mind and breath through the means of various breathing exercises, yoga poses and meditation. Here in this article we will explain the Benefits of Yoga in this fast-paced life.

The practice of Yoga can be traced back to the dawn of civilization, more than 5000 years ago. Lord Shiva is seen as the first practitioner of Yoga. Yoga is derived from the Sankrit word ‘yuj’ which means ‘to unite or integrate’. Yoga harmonizes the body with the mind and breath through the means of various breathing exercises, yoga poses (asanas) and meditation.

Yoga aims at Self-realization that is to overcome all kinds of sufferings which leads to ‘the state of liberation’ (Moksha) or ‘freedom’. Yoga is an art and science of healthy living.

There are seven chakras (energy centers) within us. These seven chakras are responsible for our physical, emotional and mental well being. Once we attain Self Realization we feel these centers within us. Energy centers in the spinal cord pierces through the fontanel bone area on the top of our head, nourishes and revitalizes the centers (chakras) so that the person feels relaxed, calm and full of life. Thus Yoga works on the total development of our Body, Mind and Soul.

Benefits of Yoga- Body

· Yoga postures help to condition our body, lubricates it. It gives us energy to move up and down the spine, holds energy, concentrate awareness.

· It provides us with flexibility and builds our muscle strength.

· Perfects our posture, balances our head and helps in keeping our spine erect and straight.

· Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown. It helps in squeezing and soaking” areas of cartilage that normally aren’t used and helps in receiving fresh nutrients from the body.

· Yoga’s helps to lower levels of the stress hormone and retain calcium in the bones.

· Increases blood flow and drops blood pressure.

· Boosts immune function as decrease levels of stress, improves immunity.

Benefits of Yoga- Mind

· Yoga enables us to focus our mind on specific tasks; improves coordination, reaction time, memory.

· Keeps us happy- consistent yoga practice lowers depression and better immune function.

· Helps you sleep deeper and provides relief from hustle-bustle of modern life.

Benefits of Yoga- Soul

Yoga uses controlled breathing as a way to merge the mind, body, and soul. Controlled breathing controls the energy flow in our body and normalizes heart rate, calms mind, and leads to a deep, inner calm and sense of relaxation.

There are numerous benefits of Yoga, but we first need to believe that we will be benefitted by practicing yoga. This belief only will bring positivity around us and by making Yoga a routine part of our lives will transform us from within and make this world a better place to live.