Yoga, Sanskrit for "yoke" or "union", is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India, aimed at controlling and stilling the mind.
What is yoga?
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.
The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways.
What are the health benefits of yoga?
If you practice yoga, you may receive these benefits:
Improved body flexibility and balance
Improved cardiovascular endurance (stronger heart)
Improved abdominal strength
Enhanced overall muscular strength
Relaxation of muscular strains
Increased energy levels
Enhanced immune system
Relief of stress resulting from the control of emotions
Prevention and relief from stress-related disorders
Intellectual enhancement, leading to improved decision-making skills
Life with meaning, purpose, and direction
Inner peace and tranquility
Slow Flow Hatha Yoga
Slow Flow Yoga is a low-impact workout, which can help you to get in shape gradually. It is in sharp contrast to the power yoga or the aerobics-based active version of it.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa Flow helps build and maintain strong bones, muscles and connective tissue to maintain a high metabolism, healthy posture, and an active and alive body.
Hot yoga is a form of yoga as exercise performed under hot and humid conditions, resulting in considerable sweating. Some hot yoga practices seek to replicate the heat and humidity of India, where yoga originated