Yoga can be very mysterious if you are looking in from the outside.
Isn't is just stretching?
But, it's spiritual too, right?
In today's Wave Soda post I will share a brief explanation of the ancient practice and illustrate some of the awesome benefits of yoga!
How Did Yoga Start?
Research estimates that the practice of yoga began between 1,000-5,000 BC, in
The techniques of yoga were used to initiate spiritual growth and aligned with ancient, spiritual texts.
Since then, yoga has morphed and changed into something much different.
Although, many yogi studios and teachers continue to intertwine their practices with spirituality, while others partake in the sport more recreationally.
So, What Can I Get From It?
Depends on what you put in!
Studies have shown that the benefits of yoga are not only physical but mental and emotional as well.
The regular practice of yoga can bring the following benefits:
- Decrease of Stress
- Relief from Anxiety
- Reduction of Inflammation
- Improvement of Heart Health
- Improvement of Quality of Life
- Help to Fight Depression
- Reduction of Chronic Pain
- Improvement of Sleep Quality
- Improvement of Flexibility and Balance
With all of these incredible benefits of yoga, it makes you wonder why you haven't been doing it more, huh?
Where Do I Start?
The internet is a great place to begin learning about the concepts and benefits of yoga.
You can read more about the history and creation, plus watch videos on Youtube as well!
There are thousands of video on the internet that will allow you to practice yoga right in your own home!