Yoga is a practice that connects the body, mind, and spirit through different body postures, meditation, and controlled breathing. The world has adopted it, not just as a fitness trend but also a way of life, is surprising. Yoga offers multitude benefits for the wellness of the mind and body.
Yoga is good an invention it has ever been running for so many years. This trend is not limited to India alone, famous personalities across the world are now avid yoga enthusiasts.
One of the most loved international faces has been that of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.
Monroe mentioned in an interview in 1951 that she was a yoga enthusiast and she couldn’t stand exercising if it were very regimented. Perhaps, that is why she liked to mix it up with yoga and make it more interesting.
Audrey Hepburn was photographed on the set of her 1959 film Green Mansions wearing head to toe red spandex practicing what looks an awful lot like yoga. She did yoga to help unwind, saying that for her, ‘the ability to relax is an important asset to keeping healthy’.
Benefits of Yoga
Yoga is one of the simplest forms of exercise you can do to improve your health, mind, and body. All you need is a yoga mat, and some comfortable clothing . In this modern world everyone is fighting for our survival and we humans suffer every day from more and more physical and psychological stress. A regular yoga practice can provide physical and mental health benefits.
Yoga improves mental concentration and focus
Yoga can contribute to lower levels of depression
Helps to reduce stress
The calmness, relaxation, and fluidity of yoga has consistently shown to reduce stress and anxiety in a number of studies
Yoga protects your heart
Regular yoga practice can also help in controlling diabetes
Yoga may benefit individuals with lower back pain as well