Understanding Yoga


Yoga has been around for thousands of years, and though its origins are still unclear, it appears to have originated in Ancient India or Ancient Egypt. Yoga involves a series of poses and stretches within a holistic mindset and concentration that yields spiritual, physical, mental, emotional and health benefits. The art and science of yoga, is almost like a meditation itself, the more you practice it, the more you feel it's enlightening and transforming effects. It rewards and develops both the inner and outer you like the nurturing of a good parent.

The Health Benefits of Yoga

The health benefits attributed to the practice of yoga has been well documented. For example, yoga improves the immune system and circulation, controls anxiety, asthma, multiple sclerosis, headaches, blood pressure, weight gain, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome. It reduces depression, arthritis pain, heart disease, stress, chronic fatigue, and back pain to name a few. The above mentioned health benefits are just a small amount of miracles offered to you from yoga. It's curative and healing benefits far extends to a much greater ocean of ailments and diseases.

The Transforming Benefits of Yoga

Other than all the health benefits of yoga, you will experience greatness that transforms you completely. Such is the factual promise of yoga. It will allow you to feel better, think clearly and sensibly, tone your body, increase your strength, flexibility and balance. Yoga can also lead you into spiritual fulfillment if practiced along that path.

As you continue to practice yoga, you'll slowly become aware of the oneness of yourself, experience less hostility towards the world, a fading fear of life and people. A sense that despite all the evil and negativity that occurs in the world, the universe is ordered and good. All of the benefits in this direction is too numerous to mention in this short article.

Completing the Puzzle

The mystery of yoga gently, but steadily unfolds to reveal its seemingly complicated puzzle. It's a puzzle that creates a unique picture every day that you practice it. From the poses to the mental state of mind, you'll discover the yoga discipline to be the steps that lead you into the heavenly freedom of the soul.

Even the seemingly difficult and painful looking postures, will whisper within you, the ease, delight, and beneficial secrets of their poses.

Gabriel Foster