Yoga: Benefits, Importance, Types and Facts of Yoga

Yoga: Benefits, Importance, Types and Facts of Yoga


Yoga is totally body & mind workout. Yoga exercises bring a balance between mind, soul, and body. It is a combination of stretching and strengthening poses with deep breathing or meditation or relaxation. Yoga is a word of 'Sanskrit' language and is derived from Sanskrit root Yuj (means 'Control'). There are so many meanings of yoga-like joining, uniting, combining. Outside of India yoga term is associated with hatha yoga or exercise.
Yoga practitioner is called Yogi (Male) or Yogini (Female).

What Is Yoga, Benefits and importance


There are so many benefits of yoga and some benefits mentioned here:- 

• Control Blood Pressure

Yoga has been known for its slow heart rate and low blood pressure. The slow 💓 rates can benefit humans with heart disease and high blood pressure. Yoga has linked to triglyceride level, lower cholesterol and also improves the immune system.

• Healthy

Yoga is very deep movements and it is the bigger part of other exercises. When people doing yoga poses they feel the energetic and healthy full day. Yoga is to improve people's mindset and so many skills.

• Breathing

Yoga involves attention to your breath and that can help you in relaxation. It happens for specific breathing techniques. Yoga is not aerobic like running, jumping or gymnastics, unless its an intense yoga type and you can doing it in a warm place.

• Stressless

Many yoga poses use meditation techniques that can help in a fresh mind. Focus on your breathing during yoga can do this.

• Better Posturing

Yoga helps in awareness of your body. It helps you notice more quickly, And than you can adjust posture. Develop core strength while standing/sitting, you need your core muscles to support and maintain each pose. When people are stronger and flexible their posture automatically improves.

• Flexibility

Yoga poses Stretching muscles and that can help to move better or feel stressless. On any level of yoga, people can notice results quickly.

• Strength

Power and asthma yoga are very physical and practice of this yoga helps to improve muscle tones. Downward dog, Upward Dog, and Plank posture build up the strength of the upper body. If you hold for many long breaths, create strength in your hamstrings, quadriceps, and abs.  Low back strengthening includes chair posture.

• Develop Human Mental/Physical/Spiritual Health And Self-realization.


"Health is not everything, but nothing is everything without Health"

• Being the most evolved beings on earth, humans are capable of realizing their true nature and inner self. The attainment of God is the spiritual goal, the union of the individual soul with God. The realization that we are all one in our core and connection with God is the first step. Yoga is not considered a religion. It is the root of all religions, a source of spirituality and knowledge. Yoga shows the way to unity by stepping out of religious boundaries.

• Yoga helps to raise awareness in our body, helps to relieve stress, reduce muscle tension, as well as prevents inflammation, build focus and concentration, our nervous system Calms down Such important benefits of yoga in our mental health have made it a more important to practice every day. Social health is the ability to be happy within oneself and to be able to excuse others. This means communicating with other people in society as well as estimating responsibilities within society and working for the community. Social health is also the ability to relax and experience life in all its beauty.

• The food we consume has an effect on our body as well as our psyche and qualities. The food we eat has an effect on our entire existence. Food is our main source of physical energy and abundance. A well-balanced diet includes grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and, milk as well as honey, sprouted grains, seeds, herbs, and spices either raw or freshly cooked. Foods that are to be avoided are old, reheated or deprived food like meat. It is best to avoid alcohol, drugs, and nicotine as they destroy health.

Benefits of yoga, importance of yoga, yoga facts


  • Iyengar Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Bikram/Hot Yoga
  • Jivamukti Yoga
  • Power Yoga
  • Shivananda Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Anusara Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Vini Yoga
  • Raja Yoga
  • Kriya Yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Jnana Yoga


• Word ‘Yoga’ is derived from Sanskrit and it means join/unite.
• Yoga is Mental, Physical and Spiritual practices or a group of disciplines that originated in ancient India.
• Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a wide variety of yoga schools, practices and goals -  Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. 
• In the Western world yoga refers to a modern form of Hatha yoga, yoga is an exercise, which is broadly called asana.
• Researchers say that yoga improves social and occupational functioning in schizophrenia patients.
• Lenovo has a tablet whose name is yoga.
• Hindu mythology says that 'Shiva' is the supreme lord of yoga
• the proponent of yoga in the west credit goes to Swami Vivekanand.
• Yoga is around 5000 years old.
• The maximum amount of skin should be exposed to the air while practicing yoga.
• Best selling English yoga book is - "Light On Yoga: Yoga Dipika" (Author - BKS Iyengar).
• Yoga increases concentration, self-confidence, and motivation.
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