Getting into yoga can be difficult at first but once you start to stretch and feel that lasting effects on your body and mind, you won’t want to stop. Here is some background and some tips on how to get started!


What Is Yoga?

Derived from the Sankrit word “yuj” which means “to unite or integrate”,¬†yoga is a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge. Yoga is all about harmonizing the body with the mind and breath through the means of various breathing techniques, yoga postures (asanas) and meditation.

Yoga is a spiritual discipline dating back to some 5000 years in the history of Indian philosophy, its purpose, mainly to unleash spiritual and mental powers of an individual. However, in recent times yoga has been extremely popular in the context of fighting stress, anxiety and depression in these times of industrialization and our super-fast lifestyles.
Apart from the spiritual aspects, the physiological benefits acquired from yoga have recently had radical scientific understandings behind its workings. It is also moderatea the surge and the production of chemicals in the body that affect us mentally, physically as well as psychosomatically. So, let’s understand the science behind yoga that makes it so useful!
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