Yoga!!!!! Nowadays it is quickly becoming one of the most popular workouts for those who are looking to gain flexibility, strength, and weight loss. But sometimes some questions clicks in our mind that what is yoga, who is the father of yoga, where did yoga originate, How old is yoga, the importance of yoga, how it is important in our daily life?, yoga in India and International Yoga day.

   What Is Yoga?

Here you can find the answers to all these questions. So the first question is that what is yoga? So the answer is that It is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, including breath control, simple meditation and the adaption of some specific body postures is widely practiced by all of us for health and relaxation of our body. It is great for reducing stress and allowing for great relaxation.

Where Did Yoga Originate?

              And now comes on the question where did yoga originate? And the answer is that It is originated in India during the golden age, nearly 26,000 years ago. It is a major part of the Hindu religion. As it embodies their natural state of being spiritual enlightenment. It belongs to one of the six Hindu schools of philosophy. If you dig deeper, you can read about how it is used in conjunction with meditation. It is also a major part of Buddhism as a part of their meditation practices and it has been linked to Islam and early Christianity.

Who Is The Father Of Yoga?

             And now comes to the question who is the father of yoga? So there are no such father and mother of yoga but there are many peoples who have enlighten and share their way towards yoga like Swami Vivekananda, Buddha, Mahavira, Shiva all aimed towards yoga to happen with you. 

    How Old Is Yoga?

        Now comes to the How Old Is Yoga?  So we can’t say anything about it that even within the history of the Indian sub-continent, it is not certain that which culture produces yoga and how old it is?  Some people say it was northern invading Aryans. Some people say it was the people of Indus Kush or Sarasvati civilizations that were indigenous to the region. Some traces of yoga philosophy are also found in the Upanishads, The Bhagavad- Gita, and other ancient writings. Still, some say it was collaborations of thought and practice which produce the earliest form of yoga.

Benefits Of Yoga?

        Now comes on the benefits of yoga. As we all know it is good for physical fitness as well as for mental fitness. It has been proven that it increases health and body awareness allowing yoga participants to better control their bodies. Here are some physical and mental benefits of yoga. 

Physical Benefits of Yoga
• Makes our body Flexible
• Increase the strength of our body
• Improved Bathe lance
• Reduces all type joint pain

Mental Benefits Of Yoga
• Reduce Stress
• Provide Better Sleep
• Improve self-confidence
• Body Awareness
• Relaxation

So it is beneficiary for those who are suffering from certain conditions. It also beneficiary for pregnant women.

    Importance Of Yoga

  On talking about all these topics now finally comes the importance of yoga in our daily life. So it is a system of practice consisting of right levels development in the areas of physical, mental, spiritual and social health. It is not a religion: it is a way of living that aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. It helps to promote a balanced development of all the three physical, mental and spiritual health. Yogic exercise promotes self-healing, removes negative blocks from the mind and also remove toxins from the body. It also reduces stress and tension in the physical body by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. 

        Yoga In India

Yoga and meditation have practiced since ancient times in India. It does not only enhance the physical well being of an individual but also helps in attaining psychological balance and control. Don’t you think that it is quite interesting? that many people plan their yoga vacation for themselves in India. So they can obtain a spiritual renewal amidst immense serenity and tranquillity. There are many yoga ashrams in India where people can shed off all their stress and anxiety.
• Kaivalyadhama Ashram, Lonavala
• Phool Chatti Ashram, Rishikesh
• Mysore Mandala Yoga Shala, Mysore
• Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Kerala
• Ayurveda Yoga Meditation Resort, Coonoor, South India

International Yoga Day

The United Nations proclaimed 21 June as International Yoga Day by resolution 69/131 by recognizing its universal appeal on 11 December 2014.