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All About Yoga - An Introduction

Updated on November 30, 2007

The facts about yoga and other relevant information about yoga that could be useful to you to achieve a healthy life.

Yoga is defined as a discipline that was developed and introduced in the year 300 by an Indian Hindu in a person of Patanjali. This is art is designed to strengthen the body and stretch the muscles and to increase concentration. It also enables you to relax if you are in trouble by performing that.

So, it is undeniable that this ancient physical and mental discipline has made a remarkable impact to people even at the present time. This specifically popular to athletes and entertainers. And, depending on how much is the intensity that you are putting to this, you can make it as a simple body exercise or a way of life.

This information about yoga would help you to be familiar with it and maybe make use of it and help you to achieve the kind of life that you want have.

The ones who practice yoga are called yogis. They try to utilize this discipline to reach a high level of consciousness because they uphold not only the physical value but the moral values as well. Specifically they try to do things that can demerit themselves in their own eyes and before others like striving to do no stealing, not lying, harming or being greedy to other people. They also promote certain observances such as being clean, self controlled, devoted, content and studious.

Physical control is also essential in Yoga. Yogis take importance to breathing, deep breaths because they consider breathing as prime force of life, counting the span of life by breathing and not by the years.

Contrary to exercises that uses strength to perform, yoga helps the body of becoming flexible. You would find it a little strange. Well, you just have to relax when performing it.

The saying to pain no gain is not applicable in yoga since this does not force yourself in doing exercise. You just need to ease yourself while stretching.

Yoga exercises not just the body but the mind. It balances your thinking through concentrations. By concentration through yoga, you are able to concentrate in your daily living.

Yoga exercises copy nature. Many yoga poses can be traced to the shapes of creatures, such as the cobra, cat, dog, tortoise, crab and eagle.

Yoga exercises are inspired by nature and that's the reason why most of the poses can be mirrored with creatures like different kind of animals. In cobra for instance, when you do yoga, you are trying to feel like to be a cobra. You lie with your stomach with forehead to the floor. And as you take a breath, take a slow roll, hold a pose, then come down and move like a snake.

Exercises in yoga are trying to develop and promote calmness and moves affect on a muscles, nerve or gland are carefully thought to give positive development on mental development and physical growth.

You can select particular exercises to rid yourself of certain pains, such as back pain from back-packing or leg pain from jogging. Yoga can help condition you for skiing or help you control feelings of fear or depression.

Any good book of facts about yoga will describe various asanas and tell how each works. You may even have done yoga exercises already. Ever done a handstand, or the wheel. Various exercises programs borrow from yoga.

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