Benefits of Yoga in 2018

The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root which means “to yoke or join together.” Some people take this to mean a union of our mind and amazing of its benefits.

Yoga includes breathing techniques, exercises and meditation. Main benefits are to improve health and provides a way to happiness.

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Yogis (yoga practitioners) practiced yoga long before any written account of it was found. Yogis over the millennia passed down the discipline of the yoga to their students, and many different schools developed it as the practice widened in global reach.

The postures that are now considered as an integral part of health and fitness in many centers around the world were not originally a dominant component of its traditions in our country.

Fitness was not a chief aim for practising yoga ; the main focus was on other practices like pranayama (expansion of vital energy by means of breath), dharana (focus or placement of the mental faculty), and nada (sound).

It began to gain popularity in the Western parts at the end of the 19th century, with an explosion of interest in postural yoga in the 1920s and 1930s, first in India and than later in the Western parts.


Scientific trials of volatile quality have been published on the health benefits and medical uses of yoga.

Studies suggest that yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity and it enhances strength, flexibility and balance.

Scientists and medical doctors pursuing research focus on its potential benefits as a technique for relieving stress and dealing with chronic conditions.

For instances, it helps prevent, heal, or alleviate specific conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure,  asthma, diabetes, and symptoms of menopause also.


Yoga is low-impact and safe for healthy people When it is practiced properly.

It should never be used to replace the standard medical care.

If anyone have a medical condition,they need to consult with their doctor before beginning their classes.

Injury due to yoga is an uncommon barrier to continued practice, and severe injury is rare.

Any women who is pregnant or any person who has an ongoing medical condition, such as high blood pressure, glaucoma or sciatica, should talk to their health care practitioner before practicing as they may need to modify or avoid some poses.

Beginners should avoid severe practices such as headstand, lotus position and forceful breathing

Individuals with medical preconditions should work with their physician and their trainer to appropriately adapt some postures; patients with glaucoma or a history or high risk of retinal detachment should avoid inversions, and patients with bone problems should avoid forceful practices.

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It is not about touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way down. — Jigar Gor

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