Originated in ancient India, Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices. It is more important than physical exercise and has both physical and mental benefits. The practice of yoga unites the human spirit with the Divine spirit. It provides a sense of peace and takes you to a world of liberation. It is the technique of controlling the body and mind. Yoga is an exercise with numerous physical activities starting from asanas to some breathing exercises and thereon ending with a period of relaxation or meditation.
The modern Yoga has been created by blending the Western styles of Gymnastics with yogic postures from Indian history. Today, its practice has developed into a multi-billion dollar business worldwide. People around the world are involved in this business with books, clothing, equipment, videos, and classes for Yoga.
June 21 was designated as International Yoga Day by the United Nations General Assembly. UNESCO listed Yoga as an intangible cultural heritage on December 1, 2016. The impact of postural yoga on physical and mental health has been a topic of systematic studies, with evidence that regular its practice yields benefits for low back pain and stress.
Yoga has been known for its multi-dimensional benefits. Let’s have a quick read about its benefits:
- Cardio-vascular benefits: Maintains a healthy heart and normal blood pressure
- Keeps away joints and muscular pain: Helps in curing joints pain, like knee pain and muscular suffering
- Lowers stress and tension: The physical activities involved help your body by reducing stress. You will feel relaxed when you are done with it.
- Reduces physical tiredness: Try yogic postures when you are tired or just try to meditate. It will definitely make you feel relaxed and your tiredness will vanish away.
- Helps in staying fit
If you have not tried it in your life ever, today is the day. It is not a difficult or a professional activity. Once you start, you will automatically feel the magic flowing through your body.