Yoga: A way to transform life

We all are familiar with the term yoga. it is possible that we could’ve have done yoga or not, must must have listened about its benefit and advantages to our body. Yoga is a path towards total harmony of body ,mind and spirit. the term yoga comes from a Sanskrit word yuj which means to join our unite.it is not only a simple exercise it has spiritual discipline in it. yoga is an art of living.

The yoga was originated in Northern India over 5000 years ago. The word yoga was mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, Rig Veda. later yoga was gradually developed by Brahmans and Rishis. after many years In modern period, in late 1800s and 1900s yoga masters began travelling to other countries. to attract attention and followers. And today yoga has a huge amount of followers.(source:https://www.yogabasics.com/learn/history-of-yoga/#:~:text=The%20beginnings%20of%20Yoga%20were,by%20Brahmans%2C%20the%20Vedic%20priests)

The beauty of yoga is that you do not have to be a specialist yogi or something else to take benefits from yoga. whether you are young or old, overweight or underweight ,fit or not, yoga helps everyone in their respective conditions. it has a unique power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. yoga is not a complicated or a complex thing. its just a basic practice for a healthy lifestyle. Yoga not only take care of our physical health but also strengthen our mental health which we cannot strengthen with the help of gym or any other way. it can be of any type of stress family related, job related, future or any other stress. yoga helps us to calm our mind and give strength to overcome that stress.

We should start doing yoga as soon as possible and we will see a difference in ourselves. we will feel better than the past. We will feel a different energy in us. A duration of 30 min of yoga every morning is more than enough. Some important yoga asanas that can change our life are as follows:-

  1. Virasana :- It strengthens thighs, knees and ankles. , improves digestion and many other things.

2.Bhujangasana:- it resembles the rising head of cobra.it stretches chest, lungs and shoulders. it also helps in reliving stress and tiredness.

3.Tadasana:- Also called mountain pose, it helps in dealing with spinal pain, improves our flexibility and maintains a good balance in body.

4.Shavasana:- Also called mrtasana, it is done at the end of yoga. it helps in calming the body, strengthens nervous system and immune system.

5.Vrikshasana:-It is also called tree pose.it is popular in modern yoga also as an exercise.it improves stability of legs and ligaments of the feet.


There are many other asanas in yoga which can help us to maintain a healthy life style. Though yoga is very popular in other countries also, however many people in India always raise questions against yoga and its existence. They do not realize the importance of yoga in each and everyone’s life.

If we are not comfortable with these different – different asanas, we can do a very simple breathing practice which is called Anulom vilom in yoga. it is a very popular and effective breathing exercise which helps us in dealing with several respiratory and other problem it calms our mind and we feel much energetic after doing it.Thus, Yoga is a very powerful practice that we should do daily and through which we can transform our life to a better one.

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