Yoga is one of the ancient art of training that includes physical strengthening, breathing, stretching and balance, this is an exercise that combines physical, mental and spiritual, this tradition began in India more than 3,000 years ago. The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit (ancient Indian language): “yoke,” which means to unite, the mind, body, and soul. Unification between atman and brahman (the all-powerful). In essence, the yoga one can know her better, and his Lord. This exercise aims to form a union between mind and body to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Yoga method refers to a particular state of consciousness that helps a person reach a state of unity with God.

There are nine forms of yoga flow to suit the special needs of students of yoga, namely: Inana yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, yantra yoga, tantric yoga, mantra yoga, kundailini yoga, hatha yoga, and raja yoga.

The branch of the widely used today is hatha yoga or union through body and breath control.  Hatha is a combination of two words ha and tha, which means the sun and moon. Hatha yoga focus on technique asana (posture), pranayama (breath though), bandha (locks), mudra (gesture), and deep relaxation.

Hatha goal is to balance on the body  with five principles of yoga practice. These principles are practiced regularly, breathe deep, well-balanced diet, enough rest, positive thinking, and meditation.

Men who do yoga called Yogi and a woman who does yoga called Yogini. Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation.

Body is seen as the main tool that allows us to work and activities in the world, so the Yogi must do so with great care and respect. Breathing techniques are based on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body. Samadhi is a simple form of meditation that can be done by concentrating minds to achieve physical and mental balance.

In addition to physical and mental benefits, yoga also can help people in improving the daily routine they are. Yoga has been recognized as a practice to improve the physical and mental health both in India and in the western world. Many people are turning to yoga to find solutions to cope with stress, illness and achieve a peaceful life. In fact, it was reported that more than 11 million americans now practicing some form of yoga.

In particular, research shows that yoga helps manage or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, stress and diseases and conditions another. To achieve this, yoga uses a variety of movements, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and meditation.

Another benefit of yoga is to improve muscle flexibility, physical strength and stamina, reduce stress and tension. Yoga exercises designed to put pressure on the body’s lymph system, thereby increasing efficiency and total health. To get the most out of yoga one has to get proper instruction and regular practice.

You feel bored with your job everyday? You should try to do yoga, find a place to practice or someone who specializes in yoga.

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