Is yoga an ideology?
Is it just the form of exercise?

Well, yoga is defined as the practice which disconnects your mind from the outside world and unites yourself with the spirituality. Most of us think that Yoga is all about twists, turns, and bending, but, the reality is pretty much different!

It’s a science of controlling your mind and activities through modifying your postures, practicing breathing techniques, and other relaxing measures.  If you start practicing Yoga on a regular basis, you’ll surely love this. Do you know why? It has the multitude of benefits on our mind, body, and spirit. Just try by yourself and see the results!

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Yoga is becoming the staple of our lives. Not only, this discipline helps us in optimizing our fitness level, in fact, it is playing a huge role in improving our overall quality of life. Yoga has been practicing for 5000 years and it’s originated from India, but now, everybody loves this spiritual science, regardless, from where you belong. A study has been published in Yoga Journal confirmed that nearly 16 million people are practicing Yoga in the US. Hence, the trend of Yoga will remain forever!

How are many types of Yoga?
Yoga is a wide-spectrum-practice in every aspect depending on what type are you choosing and what is the purpose of particular asanas. However, more attention is given to the strength training, breathing, and flexibility for augmenting the mental, spiritual, and physical well-being.  Despite it has many forms and style, no two styles are comparative and superior to one another. The fact is every type is unique and beneficial! Some of the common types of Yoga include,

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  • Bikram Yoga
  • Ashtanga yoga,
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Jivamukti Yoga,
  • lyengar Yoga
  • kripalu Yoga
  • Viniyoga
  • Power Yoga
  • Yin
  • Sivananda
  • Prenatal yoga
  • Restorative yoga

What health benefits of Yoga are?
Its advantages on your health are countless. From easing off the lower back pain, to de-stressing your mind, to improving your flexibility, to strengthening your muscles, and to alleviating the symptoms of asthma; scientists and medical professionals revealed that Yoga can make the condition much better. Also, in many conditions, your doctor may suggest to do the certain Yoga poses for getting the ultimate pain relief.

To cope up with the depression and anxiety, Yoga is your interventional tool to decrease the cortisol (depression-causing-hormones) levels. Yoga is a promising technique for the people battling with osteoarthritis. In elderly people, the chances of falls are higher due to poor balance and coordination. Not only, Yoga has helped the elderly population to reduce the falls’ frequency, it also significantly reduced the pain scores.

Yoga is a life-changing modality for people with bipolar disorder. With the help of regular practice, they get the emotional stability and positive physical changes.

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After getting the breast cancer treatment, around 20% women get affected from the secondary arm lymphedema. As a result, the range of motion of shoulder joint will be restricted. As the Yoga can enhance the flexibility and maintain joint ROM, the aftereffects of the breast cancer treatment can be reversed back. Make sure to start doing Yoga as earlier as possible after consulting with your doctor.

Being a couch potato can be the reason of sudden cardiovascular accident, especially, if you’re at risk. So, get up from your sofa and implement some Yoga poses to improve your blood circulation, normalize your blood pressure, and reduce the LDL. In short, your entire cardiovascular fitness will be boosted.

As far as complications and risks are concerned, it totally depends on which type you’ve chosen and how vigorously you’re performing. It’s better to be subtle and gentle to reap more rewards!