Yoga is an Indian concept which evolved thousands of years ago and it is still in practice throughout the world. The west has taken this kind of practice very seriously and it has spread like wild fire. Millions of people around the world including the United States practice yoga and it has become a huge money spinner with lots of yoga academies having sprung up for people from all walks of life.
Now coming to the actual question, on why we need yoga, the answer is that yoga makes a person feel better. Practicing the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes us feel healthier in body, mind and spirit. Yoga helps to attain inner peace, look ravishing and get into shape with ease. It has multiple benefits and zero side effects.
Relieves pain and relaxes the muscles
For beginners, yoga is useful since it covers all the aspects of an ailment a person suffers from. Moreover yoga helps to alleviate or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, chronic fatigue, and depression.
Sitting whole day in office in front of computer can lead to severe fatigue, pain in joints and neck. Such causes can be reduced to a significant extent through yoga. Stretching your hands and legs by lying down on your back for a while can help reduce the pain and the stress to maximum possible extent.
There are several techniques in vogue and the notable ones are the breathing technique, stretching oneself for utmost relaxation and laughter therapy.
Relaxing technique is simple and the most common form among all the techniques. One has to simply lie down flat on the back with arms stretched out and relaxed by the side with palms up. Close the eyes and take a deep breath for few minutes. Repeat this procedure for a while and thereafter tighten and release the muscles from head to toe for couple of seconds to feel the effect.
Another technique is to take deep breath in order to destress the fatigue from the body and relax the mind. Repeating this procedure will give wonderful results and it relaxes the body and mind to a great extent.
People around the world want health and happiness in their lives. But instead they are severely stressed, feel depressed, spend sleepless nights and have more unwanted thoughts. But such problems can be best solved through laughter therapy, a form of yoga which brings joy and happiness within matter of seconds.
Laughter Yoga is simple and comprehensive. It helps in reducing blood pressure and distresses the whole body with no side effects.
Benefits of yoga
There are several benefits of yoga and it is absolutely indispensible for any person to integrate Yoga in their day today life.
It Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
It reduces stress and tension
It boosts self esteem
It Improves concentration and creativity
It lowers cholesterol
It Improves circulation
It stimulates the immune system
It creates sense of well being and calm.
Besides the above benefits yoga gives us positive results as far as our body and mind is concerned. It gives us confidence to deal with extreme situations and help us overcome our problems with ease.
This article was sent by Jugnu Agarwal
She is a certified yoga teacher from Bangalore (India),Her teaching integrates dynamic vinyasa flow (linking movement with breath) hatha, prayanama with the application of precise alignment, visualization, intension and prayers to create an inner journey towards healing and empowerment. She likes to blend classical yoga and modern techniques along with meditation practices to establish optimal health, wellness, and spiritual awareness. She believes personal sadhana and svadhyaya helps one grow more than anything else in their practice and journey. Her inclination to art helps her grasp more from nature and keeps her free spirited.
Few of her dedicated styles being:
Hatha style- 500 RYT affiliated to yoga alliance, YIC-SVYASA Mysore Ashtanga yoga (RYT 200) Prenatal Yoga- RPYT Pranic healing course by Master Choa Kok Sui, World Pranic Healing Foundation. Classical yoga certification under Soham Yoga Skilled functional trainer (TRX, Kettle Bell, Bosu)