Yoga And Its Health Benefits - with some interesting facts

Yoga has been around for about 5 Thousand years. It was more like a way of life to some people back then while others took it as a form of religion. Over the years, Yoga has however evolved as an exercise that has been termed “Modern Yoga”. This form of exercise unlike others greatly involves the mind and the body.
Common practices in Yoga involve meditation, different body posturing, and breath regulating techniques. 
Yoga is designed for everyone and you get to choose from the different types of yoga exercises.

Yoga And Its Health Benefits - with some interesting facts

How Yoga And Its Health Benefits for us :

Yoga helps improves Strength

Yoga as an exercise helps improve both physical and immune strength. It helps boost the immune system and helps it fight against any foreign material that might cause harm to your system.

Yoga aids body flexibility

One of the well-known benefits of Yoga is body flexibility. Yoga exercises help improve body flexibility as it loosens up your joints. This can help relax pain and weakness in your joint and it also makes you agile and active.

Yoga Corrects Body Postures and Gives Balance

This exercise has been employed as a tool for posture correcting and balance due to the different body postures attained during Yoga exercise.
Gradually, you will definitely see your body posture and balance correcting as you get involved in Yoga.

Yoga helps deal with stress and emotional problems

Are you passing through stress, pain, anxiety, tension, or pressure? If yes, then I think it is high time You tried Yoga!!!.
Yoga uses breath control techniques and meditation to relax the body and body relaxation helps in dealing with stress and emotional situations.

Yoga also helps effective blood circulation around the body

As an exercise, Yoga greatly improves the flow of blood through the body as it makes your heart healthy.

Yoga is also a source of happiness and it serves as a motivation to you

Happiness is a sign of good health and you can get this happiness from Yoga because you will definitely get the result you will love !!!.
Imagine being able to attain postures you weren’t able to attain before, deal with stress, and having a healthy immune system, How will you feel?… Yeah!!!, you will feel happy and satisfied and this also will serve as an encouragement that you can do better and hereby helps boost your self-esteem.

Some Basic Poses of Yoga 

Some Basic Poses of Yoga

  • Mountain Pose
  • Chair Pose
  • Down Dog on a chair
  • Downward-Facing Dog
  • Virabhadrasana
  • Triangle Pose
  • Vrksasana
  • Setu bandha sarvangasana
  • Baddha konasana
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Savasana
  • Kumbhakasana
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana
  • Ardha chandrasana
  • Virabhadrasana 
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Ardha pincha mayurasana
  • Surya Namaskar

International Day of Yoga 

21 June by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

Top 10 Yoga Instructor from India 

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

  • Born: 18 November 1888, Chitradurga
  • Died: 28 February 1989, Chennai 
  • Spouse: Namagiriamma (m. 1925–1985) 
  • Children: T. K. V. Desikachar 
  • Education: University Of Mysore, Patna University

Swami Sivananda

  • Born: 8 September 1887, Pattamadai
  • Died: 14 July 1963, Rishikesh
  • Education: Spiritual teacher
  • Founder: Divine Life Society, 1936 and Sivananda Eye Hospital, 1957

B K S Iyengar

  • Born: 14 December 1918, Bellur
  • Died: 20 August 2014, Pune 
  • Spouse: Ramamani Iyengar (m. 1943–1973) 
  • Children: Geeta Iyengar, Prashant Iyengar, Sunita Iyengar, Savita Iyengar, Vanita Iyengar, Suchita Iyengar
  • Awards: Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan

K Pattabhi Jois

  • Born: 26 July 1915, Hassan
  • Died: 18 May 2009, Mysuru 
  • Spouse: Savitramma (m. 1933–1997) 
  • Famous for: Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • Children: Mañju Jois, Saraswathi Rangaswamy, Ramesh Jois

Paramahansa Yogananda

  • Born: 5 January 1893, Gorakhpur
  • Died: 7 March 1952, Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Spouse: N/a
  • Children: N/a
  • Famous for: Meditation and, Kriya Yoga

Jagadish Vasudev

  • Born: 3 September 1957, Mysuru
  • Spouse: Vijaykumari (m. 1984–1996) 
  • Education: University Of Mysore (1973) 
  • Children: Radhe Jaggi
  • Famous for: Philanthropist, spiritual, religious leader, and author

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  • Born: 13 May 1956, Papanasam
  • Education: St. Joseph's College (1973)
  • Spouse: N/a
  • Famous for: Humanitarian leader, a spiritual teacher, and an ambassador of peace.
  • Founder: The Art of Living and International Association for Human Values (IAHV)
  • Awards: Padma Vibhushan

Baba Ramdev

  • Born: 25 December 1965, Mohindergarh 
  • Real name: Ramkrishna Yadav 
  • Spouse: N/a
  • Founder of: Patanjali Ayurved, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Bharat Swabhiman Trust 
  • Education: Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya
  • Famous for: Divya Yog Mandir Trust and Aastha TV

Bikram Choudhury

  • Born: 10 February 1944, Kolkata 
  • Spouse: Rajashree Choudhury (m. 1984–2016) 
  • Children: Laju Choudhury, Anurag Choudhury 
  • Nationality: American, Indian
  • Education: Ghosh's school
  • Famous for: Yoga teacher

Top 10 Yoga Institution across worldwide

Hawaii Island Retreat

  • Address: 250 Lokahi Rd, Kapaau, HI 96755, United States
  • Phone: +1 808-889-6336
  • Website:

Long Beach School of Yoga

  • Address: 1250 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840, United States
  • Phone: +1 562-277-1269
  • Website:

Peak Beings Yoga

  • Address: 12-6860 Kalapana Kapoho Beach Road, Pāhoa, HI 96778, United States 
  • Phone: +1 888-622-5924
  • Website:

Himalayan Yoga Academy

  • Address: Sunrise Height, Raniban Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal 
  • Phone: +977 985-1159157
  • Website:

Himalayan Yoga Institute

  • Address: Himalayan Yoga Institute, 86-90 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE, UK
  • Phone: 07969 157994
  • Website:

The Yoga Institute 

  • Address: Shri Yogendra Marg, Prabhat Colony, Santacruz East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400055
  • Phone: 022 2611 0506
  • Website:
Now you know what Yoga is all about. Take a serious step today by Joining a Yoga class as per your convenience and start living healthy.

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