Health – Getting Started & Next Steps

Enjoy the Benefits of Yoga at Home or in a Yoga Studio

Yoga,an Eastern practice,has increasingly gained acceptance in the west where many see it as a process that results in serenity, inner peace,and well being. The number of people practicing Yoga in the United States has grown by 80% from 2012,when only 20.4 million people practiced it, according to the 2016 Yoga in America Study.

Are there reasons for the impressive growth of the practice in the country? A study from the University of Illinois found out that Yoga had a greater impact on brain function than 20 minutes of aerobic exercises.

Practicing Yoga can help lower one’s blood pressure,this is according to a study that was carried out at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

Those who suffer lower back pains would benefit more if they took up yoga classes than if they received the standard medical treatment to alleviate the pain,according to researchers at West Virginia University.

Yoga is all about a healthier lifestyle and has the ability to lower high blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood sugar,all of which are predisposing factors to cardiovascular ailments,according to some publications from Harvard University. In all kinds of yoga,the body,mind and spirit become intertwined.

If you are wondering where to start,you may want to know that there are good yoga videos that online you can use for home practice.

You will need to buy the right gear and equipment and these are available online or at sporting goods stores and yoga studios.

There are many poses that you will learn when you start out.

The Lizard and mermaid poses are some of the poses you will soon learn in Yoga.

Another name for the lizard pose is Utthan pristhasana. It stretches the groin region,opens hips,the hamstrings and hip flexors and also strengthens the legs preparing;it prepares the body for deeper hip openers. The name Utthan pristhasana is not a meaningless phrase- Utthan means stretch out, pristha means back of the body while asana means pose.

The Mermaid pose,a modification of the pigeon pose,is another pose you will learn about in your yoga practice. Like the lizard pose,the mermaid pose is a hip opening pose which also involves a back bend. You may watch yoga videos at home for instructions on some yoga poses but when it comes to these postures,you will need to consult a yoga teacher as they can be challenging.

Your online yoga videos can be an awesome resource when it comes to learning to practice yoga at home but some poses like the mermaid and the lizard may require you to consult with an expert.

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