Yoga is an ancient Hindu discipline, which has been around for over 5000 years. It is the practice of body postures, meditation and breathing control.
The word yoga means ‘union.’ There are up to 100 different types of yoga training that vary in intensity and method, but nearly all will include the basics of breathing exercises and simple meditation, as well as poses and postures that stretch and flex different muscle groups. So, why is it so good? The undeniable and outstanding overall workout and health benefits. Just see the reasons why below!
1. Increased muscle strength and tone
Those who practice yoga are actually quite strong. Even though the idea of yoga is slow downing and connecting, it’s more of an idea of society today that only pumping iron and a heavy cardiovascular workout will give you strength. But the control needed in the various combinations of poses, or when you use straps, bolsters, and balls within yoga exercises, is just as toning and strength building, as weights because with yoga you are often holding your weight. With regular yoga training, and being able to keep yourself in yoga positions, you will strengthen the muscles in your core, back, arms and legs.