The word yoga in Sanskrit means union and there are many different ideas related to Yoga and how to practice a range of techniques. It is an ancient system of believe that is the science of union with divine.Yoga has been around for thousands of years.
Yoga mostly focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental well-being. It relaxes your body and clears your mind and helps you to have a stress free life.In other words, yoga is a set of poses or ‘asanas’ , coupled with breathing techniques, which help impart strength and flexibility to the body while helping to balance the mind and its’ thinking.
Yoga deals with universal truths and wisdom and it is a system of belief that recognizes the multidimensional nature of the human and primarily relates to the nature and workings of the mind, based on experiential practice and self-inquiry. The system and various techniques of Yoga develop the experience of that union, leading to greater integration of being, internal serenity, and clearness of the mind. It is a system that is designed to grow health and happiness, and a greater sense of self-awareness and higher consciousness.
Yoga is a science of self-culture and mental discipline that is an approach to life that values appropriate effort, based on balance and harmony, within each person and with each other. Yoga cultivates health and well-being in all aspects of physical, emotional, mental and social through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breathe awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.
Unlike other physical forms of exercises, like the aerobics, by practicing yoga, you will achieve physical, and also mental and spiritual health.Yoga is popular because it does not need any special equipment and you can start it at any age.
Doing yoga for 10- 20 minutes a day will bring you strength, flexibility and positive state of mind and it will change your life.