“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.” — Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly, September 2014.
Yoga has ample of benefits including enhancing flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. It is a blend of physical, mental and spiritual practices. It provides a sense of peace and well-being. It boosts immunity and improves the functioning of circulatory, respiratory, digestive, blood flow and hormonal structures. It brings clarity of mind within a person. It also necessitates effective decision making.
There are different types of yoga such as Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, Power yoga, Tantra and Kundalini yoga. Each style has its own value and every style benefits in one way or the other
- Increases Blood Flow
- Perfects Posture
- Builds Muscular Strength
- Enhance Concentration
- Improves Balance
- Attainment of perfect equilibrium and harmony
- Promotes self- healing
- Removes toxins from the body