Yoga ByCarli Jones
What is yoga? Yoga is the ancient physical and spiritual discipline and branch of philosophy that originated in India reportedly more than 5,000 years ago.
It all begins with breathing Why is breathing so important to yoga? • With every inhale and exhale, you create a smooth transition from one pose, or asana to the next • Each breath connects mind, body and spirit creating a firm foundation for each asana
Stress test! How does yoga relieve stress? • Increases body awareness • Relieves body stress through exercise • Relaxes mind and body • Frees the spirit • Sharpens concentration • Centers attention and focus • Refreshes the mind by clearing out stress • Helps in weight loss • Helps in maintaining balance • Gives ability to cope with fatigue
Gender stereotype In the United States, most classes are predominantly females although men are always encouraged and can benefit just as much if not more than females.
Want more? Still interested about the major benefits your body will go through with a regular yoga practice? You’re in luck! Take a couple of minutes to discover the many ways your body, soul, and overall wellbeing can grow by reading the detailed list I’ve prepared for you.
references • The Little Book of Yoga Breathing By Scott Shaw • Stress and Yoga Therapy • Yoga & Ayurveda By David Frawley