International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part X
Health Benefits and Importance of Yoga
AUTHOR(S): Sabzar Ahmad Lone and Narinder Chib
Yoga is an ancient Indian body of knowledge that dates back more than 500" years ago. The word "Yoga" came from the Sanskrit word "yuj" which means "to unite or integrate." Yoga then is about the union of a person's own consciousness and the universal consciousness. Yoga in Daily Life is a system of practice consisting of eight levels of development in the areas of physical, mental, social and spiritual health. When the body is physically healthy, the mind is clear, focused and stress is under control. This gives the space to connect with loved ones and maintain socially healthy relationships. When you are healthy you are in touch with your inner Self, with others and your surroundings on a much deeper level, which adds to your spiritual health. Yoga increases the flexibility of the spine, improves body’s physical condition and heightened awareness to the importance of relaxation. It has been emphasized that each exercise be practiced slowly, coordinating movement with the breath, pausing motionless in each position and always with full concentration. The benefits of yoga are very far reaching indeed. There is no one other exercise avenue you can take that will address all of these issues in one simple session. For those of you that think yoga is too easy, I encourage you to try one class. You may find it is just what you are looking for.
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How to cite this article:
Sabzar Ahmad Lone, Narinder Chib. Health Benefits and Importance of Yoga. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):1309-1310.