Without a doubt, yoga is a global phenomenon now, with ardent followers growing exponentially every day. Yoga, one of the most popular forms of exercise, has been around for thousands of years, but it wasn't popular until the 20th century. Yoga is now practiced by millions of people all over the world on a regular basis.
Yoga combines physical and mental exercises to facilitate the achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Yoga can help you achieve your goals whether you're looking for a quick way to relieve stress or want to lose weight, if done consistently and under expert guidance.
Yoga is a form of exercise that is becoming more and more well-liked worldwide. It is actually the second most popular form of exercise in the United States, especially among women.
So what draws people in? There are many reasons. Yoga can be practiced anywhere, unlike running, where you must spend time building up your endurance before running a mile. There are many different yoga classes to choose from, and yoga is a relatively simple exercise to learn. What’s more, it is as inexpensive as you want it to be.
Over the past 20 years, the popularity of yoga has skyrocketed. It started out as a practice that wasn't well known, but now millions of people use it as a common form of exercise. In the Western world alone, thousands of studios have opened, and yoga has grown to be a $1 billion industry.
The numerous health benefits provided by Yoga have contributed to its acceptance as an essential form of exercise.
Most people who practice yoga report feeling less stressed and having a better sense of well-being. Many studies show that yoga can help with anxiety and depression symptoms as well as promote physical fitness. One clinical trial published in 2004 by Harvard Medical School found that yoga was associated with improved sleep quality, fewer episodes of insomnia, and less use of sleep medication.
Yoga is a mind-body exercise that can help you relax, reduce stress and improve your health.
Let's take a look at some of the obvious benefits of Yoga.
Yoga improves flexibility by stretching the muscles in the body. It also helps develop strength in core muscles, which supports spine, back, and abdominal organs.
Yoga requires stretching and strengthening muscles differently than regular exercise, which can help improve your overall fitness level.
Yoga increases energy levels and boosts metabolism and makes people practicing it regularly, more alert throughout the day.
The increased energy levels improve focus, concentration, and endurance during workouts and everyday activities such as house cleaning or driving long distances.
Yoga reduces anxiety and depression by calming the nervous system and promoting mindfulness.
Mindfulness is a state of being present in the moment without judgment or emotional reactivity towards what happens around us. When you're mindful, you can focus on what's happening right now without worrying about the future or regrets from yesterday's decisions.
Today, hatha yoga and meditation classes are available all over the world, and there are over 6,000 studios in the US alone, spread across all types of cities. In Australia too, Yoga has found acceptance from all sections of society and is a booming industry.
I am Yogi Chauhan - a professionally qualified Yoga, Fitness and Martial Arts instructor with over 15 years experience of working with people from all walks of life.
As a die-hard fitness freak, I live to stay healthy and share my knowledge and experience with everyone who connects with me. Over the years I have worked with hundreds of people at all fitness levels, helping them achieve their health goals. There is a lot more to good health than just physical fitness, we also need to be at peace on the inside. Our classes at Yoga with Yogi have been carefully designed to provide the right balance of physical fitness and spiritual strength.read more