Yoga: A boon to people on Earth for a Healthy Life

Everyone will be familiar with the word “Yoga”. But only a little have knowledge about this historic meditation in detail. When we ask anyone what is yoga, the majority will reply- “it is an exercise which gives us good benefits in terms of health.'' Actually, what is yoga? Is it only an ordinary exercise which gives us good health? What is its history? Are there any side effects for yoga? Everything will be discussed here.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a Sanskrit word derived from the Sanskrit root “Yuj” which means to connect, join or balance. Yoga is a relaxing form of exercise and involves assuming and holding postures that stretch the limbs and muscles doing breathing exercises and using meditation techniques to calm the mind. It was originated in Ancient India and later spread into different countries. Totally Yoga involves physical, mental and spiritual practices. Male Yoga practitioners are called “Yogis” and female Yoga practitioners are called “Yoginis”.

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