International Day of Yoga & Benefits of Yoga

International Day of Yoga & Benefits of Yoga
International Day of Yoga

International Yoga Day 21st June & Benefits of Yoga

Yoga {Yog in Sanskrit means “Union”) is a combination of mental, physical, and spiritual practices that originated in ancient India. Yoga first appears in Rig Veda. Yoga in Indian tradition, however, is more than physical exercise, it has a meditative and spiritual core. Yoga incorporates breathing exercises, meditation and poses, which encourage relaxation and reduce stress. If you include “Yoga” in your daily routine will help you a lot more in your ‘’Physical health’ and ‘’Mental health’’ both.

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Types of Traditional Yoga that are taught in India are:


Hatha yoga includes all types of yoga that teach physical postures and asanas along with breathing exercises or pranayama. The goal of this yoga is to relax your body and mind.


Vinyasa yoga is a subsidiary of Hatha yoga. Vinyasa yoga helps in calorie burn and increase in flexibility.


Astanga yoga is often physically demanding and causes internal heat which detoxifies your muscles and internal organs.


Iyengar yoga is a purist style of yoga, developed by B.K.S Iyengar in the 1960s. The practice of yoga is all about the details of your breath control (pranayama). It is excellent for building strength and flexibility.


Sivananda yoga is created by Swami Vishnudevananda, a student of Swami Sivananda in the 1960s. It focuses on breathing, relaxation and positive thinking.


Kundalini yoga is an uplifting blend of spirituals and physical practices. This yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of the mantras, such as ‘’Sat Nam’’ meaning ‘’truth is my identity’’ The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness.

There are certain cities that are yoga hubs are RISHIKESH, MYSORE, KERALA, VARANASI and GOA.


Helps To Reduce Anxiety & Stress:

Yoga decreases the secretion of cortisol, which is the primary stress hormone.

Helps in Better Sleep:

Yoga Nidra is a form of guided relaxation you may do lying down. The practice may help you to sleep more deeply and increase mindfulness.

It Is Good For Heart Disease Patients:

Yoga is known to lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate. A slower heart rate is good for people with high blood pressure or heart disease.

It Helps In Weight loss:

Yoga when combined with healthy eating, helps to lose weight along with keeping your mind and body healthy. Some yoga asanas which help in weight loss are;


Chaturanga Dandasana Social Mela

VIRABHADRASANA (warrior pose)

Virbhadrasana Social Mela

TRIKONASANA (triangle pose)

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ADHO MUKHA SVANASANA (downward dog pose).

Adho Mukha Savasana

It Improves Flexibility:

Yoga poses work by stretching your muscles, which makes your body flexible and helps you move better and less stiff or tired.

It Helps You To Get Better Posture:

When you’re stronger and more flexible, your postures improve. Most standing and sitting poses help to develop core strength.

It May Relieve Migraines:

Practicing yoga helps in reduction of headache intensity. It stimulates the Vagus nerve, which has been shown to be effective in relieving migraines.

It Is Beneficial in Breathing:

Pranayama or yogic is a practice that mainly focuses on controlling breathing exercises and techniques. Yoga had a significant increase in vital capacity. Vital capacity is the maximum amount of air a person can expel from the lungs after a maximum inhalation. It is especially for those with lungs disease, heart problem and asthma.

Incorporating yoga into your routine can help enhance your health, healthy eating, increase strength, improve flexibility and reduce the symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety.

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