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What is Yoga?

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Introduction

Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices with origination from India ancient scriptures, the Vedas. This long-standing knowledge encompasses wide and deep aspects of life including the body, mind and soul. It is a complete science for personality development.

Benefits of yoga practice

Through different body postures and breathing techniques, impurities in one’s body organs, blood vessels and nerve system can be removed. When the body becomes healthier, the powers of concentration can be improved. With a calm mind, pressure can be reduced and more importantly, the effect is natural and long lasting.

These days, the stressful life induces anxiety which harms our health. Yoga practice helps us further discipline ourselves and face difficulties with confidence and courage.

According to some recent medical research, a simple posture “Savasana—the Corpse” can lessen blood pressure. By proper practices of different postures and breathing techniques consistently, diseases like headache, nervous breakdown, back pain and loin pain, stomach upset and heart diseases, etc can be avoided and healed.

Compared to a non-yoga practitioner, a person who has practiced yoga for 6 months finds it easier to relax himself/herself. His/her lung capacity will increase while the waist will become slimmer. All these help one to face difficulty with higher capability. In a nutshell, yoga practice recovers the physiological function and has a rejuvenating effect on the body. Therefore, there is no doubt that yoga practice can prevent and cure various diseases.

 
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Who can practice yoga?

Yoga practice does not require special facilities. All you need is little space and a desire for better health. Under proper guidance, everyone can make progress according to one’s own ability. Beginners will see the benefits after practicing different postures, breathing techniques and meditation.

Benefits for Women

Yoga practice helps women manage their family and work life by achieving a balance of mind and body. They find it easier to relax themselves. Consistent yoga practice can prevent gynaecological problems and speed up recovery. It is also an effective prescription to keep the body young in a natural and safe way.

Benefits for working population

Generally, those who practice yoga are satisfied with their work performance. Compared with others, they are less prone to diseases and have a lower rate of absence. This gives them a higher working efficiency and endurance to fulfill their responsibility. Yoga practice is also a way for self improvement.

Benefits for Students

Yoga practice enhances memory power and improves concentration thereby allowing students to cope with tons of exercises more easily. This can path their way to a better job in the future. Besides, practicing yoga can relieve stress generated by studies. Students look brighter, cheerful and maintain good relationships with others.

 

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