Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India. There is a broad variety of schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga. While there’s scope for more rigorous studies on its health benefits, most studies suggest yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.
– NHS Choice
Benefit of yoga include:
- Improved efficiency of lungs and cardio-vascular system
- Improved posture, flexibility and strength
- Improved concentration
- Enhanced feeling of well-being
- Better quality sleep
- Reduction of anxiety and depression
– The British Wheel of Yoga (BWY)
Mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience, without judgement.
– Oxford Mindfulness Centre
Since starting yoga practice in 2015, I find the balance of mind and body has transformed my life. My daily routine has become more focused and self-motivating. Hence I feel the strong urge to continue the practice and spread the words to people who are likely to benefit as well.
So please get in touch if you feel life needs more clarity and you would like to be more aware of yourself and your surroundings- I’m here to share my experience!