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Yoga For Keeping Yourself Fit
Not so long ago India was known as land of snake charmers and elephants, but now the
world knows it as the country where ‘Yoga’ originated. A psychophysical discipline that has
become the most popular form of exercise practiced worldwide, it has changed the course of
millions and is gaining popularity in every remote corner of the world. Yoga dates back to
5000 years. It originated as a form of exercise in which stress was laid on physical postures
and breathing. Meditation yoga is known as the purest form of soul searching and food of
the soul. It took years of research, practice and knowledge for Yoga to emerge as the
present day perfect form of body mind yoga exercises.
In literal terms Yoga means Union. In more spiritual terms it means union of your body with
soul. Every year thousands of tourists get attracted to the Indian subcontinent in search of
the roots of its origin. And of late, fitness yoga regime is gaining popularity worldwide.
Yoga has also been included in some schools curriculum.
Unlike gym exercises, fitness yoga does not pump up your biceps or tone your abs, but it
definitely takes you towards a healthy living. It is far removed from the normal sit up and
push-up regime that most of us indulge in, while listening to deafening music. On the other
hand fitness yoga stresses on meditating during performing specific postures. Therefore it
has a healing effect on both mind and body. The yogic postures not only make body
stronger and leaner but also increase flexibility. Yoga is said to be a cure for complex
problems like arthritis, gastric problems, hypertension and in more recent times also for
dreaded diseases like cancer. Fitness yoga also improves concentration and helps in
loosing weight naturally. And the best part of this fitness regime is the fact that it does
leave any side effects even when one discontinues it.
In this hi-tech age when we do not have time to live healthy lifestyles, this fitness mantra
acts as a boon. It not only keeps body in shape but also releases stress. Breathing postures,
meditation, laughter yoga and others help keep many respiratory problems at bay. Yoga
coupled with laughter has proven to be an effective laughter medicine therapy. So, just
add a little Yoga and see the amazing difference it can make to your life.