Yoga is an ancient art of maintaining the hygienic conditions and improved fitness in the body with peaceful mental and physical health of human, performing some asanas(poses), meditation and Surya namaskars, etc.
The word "yoga" is derived from the root word "Yuj" meaning "to join" or "to yoke." It means to instill hygienic conditions and fitness to your body. It is not a religious practice; it can be practiced by every religion such as Hindus, Buddhas, Jains, Sikhs, etc.
The practice of yoga fetches many useful results to human. It makes the body robust and improved fitness in the body, flexibility. Improves immunity power of the body safeguarding from many dangerous diseases. Also can be seen improved Hormonal system, blood circulation, respiratory system and weight loss, gastric problem, and many other health issues etc...can be cured, which even cannot be cured by medical treatments.
Yoga dates back to Indus valley civilization (3300-1900BCE) and pre-Vedic eastern states of India, the Vedic period(1500-500BCE) and the Sramana movement. It was not only a practice started by an ancient human, but the actual practice also existed from the time of God and Goddesses period showing the proof "The word Yoga was first alluded in the oldest sacred texts the Rig Veda. Many great munis and rishis had and practiced it as meditation, one of the best kind of yoga that gives a feeling of peace and rest to mind and body.
• Increased flexibility.
• Increased muscle strength and tone.
• Protection from injury.
• Improved respiration, energy, and vitality.
• Weight reduction.
• Cardio and circulatory health.
• Improved athletic performance.
• Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
Keeping legs in attention.
Stretching hands straight and upwards.
Keeping the head in between the hands looking upward.
Reaching hands, waist, and legs looking upward.
Improved height in the body can be seen.
Strengthens your ankles, knees, thighs, arms, and legs.
Improves body posture and balance.
Regulate the menstrual cycle in women.
Tone your waist part and abdomen.
Improves the function of the respiratory and digestive system.
It is same as that of Thadasan but involves bending backwards looking straight at back without bending legs(keep legs straight) as shown in the image.
Improves blood circulation.
Get rid of undesirable fat.
Eases menstrual discomfort.
Strengthens the body.
The word "utkata" means "powerful or Pierce."
Involves Same as that of Thadasan but in sitting position without any support in the air as shown in the image.
Strengthens the ankles, thighs, calves, and spine.
Stretches shoulders and chest.
Reduces flat feet.
Stimulates the abdominal organs and diaphragm.
Increase in heart rate, stimulating the circulatory and metabolic systems.
Builds endurance and stamina, while toning.
It involves freely resting on the floor, keeping the body parts loose closing eyes, stretching the legs away from each other.
The benefits are mentioned in the above image.
Some of the other different poses are given in the below images.
Yoga can be practiced either in morning hours or at evening hours. The practice of yoga daily about one hour is enough to have a healthy body which can safeguard you from many diseases. It remains your hospital expenditure, decreases consumption of medicines which may affect the body if you take too. But mostly you all people neglect it.
In ancient times, at the period when there were no medicines, yoga practice served as a better medicine irrespective of any disease.