The truth is that the discipline of yoga is not about changing the mind, body or soul, or even about reaching the highest point of your state of happiness. If it were just like that, well, it’d be so easy and plain like an aerobic class or doing any exercise at the gym. Yoga aims toward evolution of all those things.
What about some history?
Before taking the long path into yoga, let’s take a look at its history and the way it made its way to people’s hearts. India is our favorite for now because it all began there, when the year was 3000 B.C. and the stone-carved figures were on trend.
Archaeologists found in many caves curious figures of what it seemed to be people in strange postures, depicting some moves that looked like exercises, so harmonically arranged that people truly believed that it gave you a good feeling.
Coming close to our period, Swami Vivekananda was on everybody’s lips and he succeeded to bring his spiritual practices through discipline, peace and understanding to US. Spirituality and practice, yes, this will be on our mind next until the end, because these are the key words that you must keep in your mind.
Why do people do yoga?
Is it the tiredness, anxiety or a physical pain? Well, mostly and sadly, yes. Studies show that more than 90 percent of people come to yoga for extra body movement and flexibility, stress relief, and a healthy body.
Also, there are people with thoughts for changing their beliefs to spirituality or self-realization, why not a feel of fulfilling their possibility for achievement.
Yoga is praised for its power, offering self-reflection, continued growth and self-awareness, kindness and grace.
Now, how about some medical stuff? You will be truly impressed to find out how yoga can improve your life and how many great things you can achieve for your image, body and mind. Some studies show us how yoga decreases the danger of heart disease as much as regular exercise!
Generally, yoga practitioners could lose five pounds, reduce their blood pressure, and decrease their low-density cholesterol by almost 15 points. That’s neat, right?
And oh, there’s more: it also exists a huge growing body of research on how yoga boost health problems such as chronic pain, fatigue, obesity asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, and much more.
Let me tell you some things about me: I am very passionate about literature, music and cinematography. Practically, I based all my life on these stuff! I am an easy person to talk to, discuss anything and very understanding no matter the subject. I like to do some personal research by myself, every single day, because it’s like a mechanism to me that helps cope with all that bad stuff in life, I guess. Well, to sum everything in a few words, I think writing is what I will forever consider, part of me.