“Yoga does not transform the way we see things. It transforms the person who sees” – B.K.S. Iyengar.
The practice of Yoga dates back to the era of Indus-Sarasvati civilization, over 5000 years ago. The earliest mention of Yoga was found in Rig Veda, an ancient book of knowledge from 1500 BC. According to mythology, Shiva is regarded as the Adiyogi who spread his deep knowledge to legendary “seven sages” or the Saptarishis. The sages then carried forward the science of Yoga to different parts of the world, including the Middle East, Asia, South America and North Africa.
Today, Yoga has gained immense significance globally with over 55 million people estimated to practice yoga by 2020. The ancient practice helps bring together your mind and body, enhancing your inner self and improving overall wellness. Here’s how yoga benefits your mind, body, and soul:
● Helps Improve Balance, Strength, and Flexibility
Deep breathing and slow transitions from one posture to another can help build muscles and increase blood flow. Holding a yoga pose further helps build strength.
● Yoga is the Secret to Effective Stress Management
There is evidence showing how yoga plays an integral role in helping improve mental health, supporting stress management, and improving mindfulness. 54% of avid yoga practitioners said that regular yoga practice helps relieve their tension and stress.
Practicing yoga regularly can provide amazing physical, emotional, and spiritual health benefits. Explore this interesting field of science and discover a life full of happiness, prosperity, and wellbeing.