66 Amazing Facts about Yoga

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Amazing Facts About Yoga: A historical artwork that connects the mind, frame, and soul is Yoga. It is now considered a complete exercise for balancing the factors of the frame.

Yoga originated in India and has been around considering historical times. The phrase “YOGA” derives from a Sanskrit phrase which in English interprets to discipline and union. People have now commenced recognizing that the scope of Yoga isn’t always simply constrained to exercising or to stability but a lot more than that.

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1.) Yoga originated in ancient Bharat.

2.) Yoga is one of the oldest physical disciplines in existence.

3.) Yoga is over 5,000 years old.

4.) Yoga was originally practiced as a form of healing.

5.) Yoga is initially inspired by practices in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

6.) The word yoga means to yoke or union.

7.) The earliest Yogis are said to have been intoxicated on the sacred drink soma.

8.) The maximum amount of skin should be exposed to the air in yoga practice.

9.) The best-selling book for yoga is in English i.e Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika by B. K. S Iyengar.

10.) Yoga connects the mind, body, and soul.

11.) Yoga combines body postures, breathing, and meditation.

12.) The official language of Yoga is Sanskrit.

13.) Yoga improves your immune system.

14.) there are 19 different types of Yoga and 66 official yoga postures.

15.) Yoga breathing is called pranayama.

16.) Yoga hand positions are called mudras.

17.) Yoga helps to make you live longer.

18.) Mudras affect the flow of prana – life energy within the body.

19.) Chair Yoga is practiced by seniors/people with disabilities.

20.) Bikram or hot yoga is practiced in rooms heated to 40°C and 50% humidity.

21.) Jivamukti yoga is performed to music.

22.) A glass of lukewarm water should be drunk before commencing yoga.

23.) In Mysore yoga students are invited to practice whatever postures they please.

24.) Yoga increases self-confidence.

25.) The largest yoga center in Asia is the Markandeya Yoga City in Bali.

26.) Yoga improves concentration and motivation.

27.) Dawn is the best time to practice yoga because the air contains the most prana–life energy.

28.) Yoga was first introduced in the US in the late 19th century.

29.) The most popular type of Yoga in the US is Hatha Yoga.

30.) Americans spend $5.7 billion a year on yoga classes and Yoga Products.

31.) 15.8 million (6.9%) of adults in the US practice yoga.

32.) 72.2% of US yoga practitioners are women, 27.8% are men.

33.) 71.4% of US yoga practitioners are college-educated, 27% have postgraduate degrees.

34.) A session should begin with gentler postures, advancing into more difficult ones.

35.) Yoga relieves anxiety, depression, and stress.

36.) Yoga can reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.

37.) Yoga improves your mood.

38.) Yoga leads to a more positive outlook on life.

39.) Yoga reduces anger and hostility.

40.) Naked yoga is gaining in popularity across Europe and the US.

41.) There should be plenty of ventilation in the room where one practices yoga.

42.) Yoga improves memory and prevents migraines.

43.) Yoga makes you more graceful.

44.) Yoga helps to quit addictions.

45.) Elizabeth Gilbert’s experience with Yoga led to “Eat Pray Love” which has sold millions of copies worldwide.

46.) Yoga aids weight loss by improving metabolism.

47.) Yoga reduces cellulite through muscle stretching.

48.) Guarasana or Eagle pose has been said to improve male sexual performance.

49.) Yoga helps you sleep better.

50.) Yoga improves posture and balance.

51.) Loose clothing should be worn when practicing yoga.

52.) The mouth should be closed – breathing through the nose only.

53.) Hasyayoga or Laughter Yoga is practiced in more than 60 countries.

54.) Yoga heals the body and prevents injuries.

55.) Yoga improves reactions times.

56.) Yoga should be practiced in a quiet, dust-free room.

57.) Yoga delays aging by stimulating detoxification in the body.

58.) Yoga can alleviate allergy symptoms.

59.) Yoga increases pain tolerance.

60.) Yoga reduces blood pressure and pulse rate.

61.) Yoga helps prevent disease by massaging internal organs.

62.) Yoga should not be practiced in front of a mirror.

63.) Yoga can prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

64.) Yoga alleviates Asthma symptoms.

65.) Yoga helps people with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

66.) Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach.

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