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Things you know about Yoga but skip naturally

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Ria Chakraborty Deputy Editor

Globalisation has gifted us many things, from utility to debility. Among this, Yoga has been labeled the most successful byproduct of globalization and we thank the technology for this. The practice of Yoga is believed to have started with the very dawn of civilization. The science of yoga has its origin almost 5000 years ago. In the yogic lore, Shiva is seen as the first yogi or Adiyogi, and the first Guru or Adi Guru.

Bits of information about Yoga, is embedded in us, especially in the minds of the Indians as the source of Yoga is said to be our own nation, but taking a diverge direction let us peep into the usefulness of Yoga in context to the present world:


Stress, anxiety, and tension!

These words have become so synonymous with our everyday lives that thinking anything beyond that calls for a healthy mind. A combination of breathing exercises and asana unites the mind, body, and soul. Imbalance of these three gives birth to health issues and unwanted mental stress that comes free with the modern life. Yoga has helped many people overcome various issues related to their life. It is undeniable that stress brings a lot of physical and mental issues; you become drained and exhausted. Yoga improves your sleep, heals you from within and gives a positive energy. Pranayam, Garudasana, Uttarasana are really effective for removing stress from your life.


Yoga improves your Sex life!

As we graduate in life through education and experience, we often take this issue into serious light both for enjoyment and for future planning. Yes and that is Sex! Call it vulgar or a necessity of human race you cannot ignore it. And what better can it be if Yoga gives you the right track to go ahead for in the process of sex? The core of the yoga is to unite and the union is the core that matters in sex too. Hence, the yoga makes you stable, focused, patient and a long time player on the bed. Sitting wide-legged, straddle pose, Child pose, Lotus pose, Eagle pose, and downward dog pose are some yoga forms to improve sexual health.


Yoga can reduce the risk of many diseases including PCO’s

Several studies show a direct correlation between one’s health and the practice of yoga. It can lower the blood pressure, treat diabetes by maintaining the sugar level, and even aid with reducing asthma attacks. Yoga has a great positive effect on arthritis and migraine. The problem that most women face, nowadays, is of the polycystic ovarian syndrome. Try yoga poses like the corpse poses to cure ovarian cysts without medication or surgery. Useful yoga postures for this are – Nadisodhan Pranayama, Bhramari Pranayam, Bhadrasana etc.



Yoga can help you with your forgetfulness

Studies have shown that practicing yoga may protect against cognitive decline by increasing the thickness of brain areas associated with attention and memory. In today’s world full of hustle and bustle, to memorise everything is challenging. A regular yoga can help you with your memory. Padmasana and Bakasana definitely will help you with your memory problems.


Yoga improves decision-making power

The determination in decision making comes from self-confidence. Yoga builds our physical strength and we become stronger on the inside, it starts reflecting in our routine life by making us become more comfortable with who we are. Specific exercises for building self-confidence are Warrior Pose, Utkatasana, and Chaturanga.


Yoga can improve your skin and hairs

As we all know, yoga works wonders on our bodies. You’ll be surprised to know that it can change your hair from drab to gorgeous in a manner that even high-end salons cannot do. In addition to that, it improves digestion and reduces anxiety, which are major factors contributing to hair degeneration. Yoga improves the blood circulation of the body, giving your skin more oxygen while minimizing free radicals. The fresh blood also gives a warm glow to the cheeks. For this, you can try Adho Mukha Svanasana, Halasana.


Even your pets can do yoga!

Yes! You heard it right! Many animals love to do yoga and imitate the human by posing in different styles. The list includes dogs, cats, turtles, penguins and even fishes.


No wonder in this modern materialistic world we are lethargic towards the inner care of our soul but it is time that all of us relaise the necessity to practice yoga daily to keep pain and ailments at bay. Keep Yoga in your daily routine and enjoy the difference.

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