June 21 is International Day of Yoga.
International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness of the many benefits of practicing yoga to the worldwide audience. Around the world, people practice it in various forms, which continue to grow in popularity.
Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India. The word “yoga,” which is derived from Sanskrit, means “to join” or “to unite.” This symbolizes the union of the body in a physical, mental, and spiritual way.
I’m a vocal advocate of regular yoga practice. I have been practicing yoga for years and it has improved my physical abilities. It has also helped me with my mental health through meditating in order to deal with stress. Since I started, my practice has expanded from basic movements and poses to more advanced ones.
Yoga is beneficial for everyone and it comes in many different styles.
So, it doesn’t matter what your fitness level is because you can try different styles based on your fitness level and preference.
Yoga has many incredible effects on your body. It improves your strength and flexibility. The postures strengthen your body from the inside out, so you don’t just look good, but you feel good, too.
Each of the yoga poses is built to reinforce the muscles around the spine, the very center of your body, which is the core from which everything else operates.
Flexibility and balance stem from your core, so it’s important to train this area of the body. In turn, you can increase the strength and health of your entire body. When the core is working properly, you improve your posture, thus alleviating back, shoulder, and neck pain.
Yoga also helps you to build muscles as the mind and body have to work together simultaneously to hold a position without giving up. When you challenge your body and mind by working together, it unearths a new level of discipline.
Beyond the physical aspects of yoga, the mental aspects are just as valuable and beneficial if not more. Learning and practicing breathing skills and meditation help you tremendously both on and off the mat. It can help you with stress and finding ways to find stillness in a world consumed with chaos. Yoga helps you achieve peace and tranquility when you commit to practicing it on a regular basis.
Yoga is not just about working out, it’s about a healthy lifestyle. You can learn more benefits by reading this article here on 10 Reasons To Add Yoga into your workout routine.
And today is the perfect day to celebrate International Yoga Day.
So get on your mat and start practicing!
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