Why do Yoga?

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The origins of yoga stretch back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions, but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE, in ancient India‘s ascetic and śramaṇa movements. Yoga – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • One of my favorites is Child Pose, so I checked what some of the benefits are when using the pose, and this is what I found out: It’s super calming, great for digestion, and opens the hips.
  • Another one of my favorite positions is Downward Facing Dog, which is a little harder for me to do, but it has some great benefits also: It brings blood flow to the brain, builds stronger bones, relieves stress.  The blood flow to your face and brain is good for your complexion. This pose is also good for back pain and a mind-body connection.


I know that your time is precious, so why should you spend it doing yoga? You could be doing Zumba or spinning or Tae Kwan Do. Taking a nap, taking a walk, taking a swim. Actually, those things are all great and you should definitely do them. But you should also do yoga. Check out the article below to find out which poses might help you with your daily stress and physical issues.  In future posts I will bring you more information about how to include Yoga in your ‘healthstyle’.

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1. YOU ARE STRESSED

Unfortunately, stress and its friends worry and anxiety are problems for many people and have been shown to have an adverse effect on health. Yoga is great for relieving the physical symptoms of stress (even during an anxiety attack) and for introducing the idea of quieting the mind. I have often seen yoga act as a gateway to removing stressful personal or workplace situations from peoples’ lives. Yoga can help you get off the hamster wheel and gain perspective on what’s really important. See the details at: http://yoga.about.com/od/beginningyoga/tp/Why-Yoga.htm


last_pic for downward postClick the link below for a demonstration on how to do

Downward Facing Dog

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