An Introduction to Yoga | What is Yoga – Part 2 of 2

Yoga. The practice of uniting mind, body, and spirit.

Yoga. The practice of uniting mind, body, and spirit.

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Over its long history, many different schools of yoga have emerged, and there are many examples, branches, and philosophies that have sprung up. Although, in most countries, the practice of yoga is no longer based on Hindu religious beliefs, it allows an individual to gain an understanding of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. It is agreed on by everyone that this is the fundamental purpose of yoga.

Now yoga is accepted as a comprehensive exercise to promote flexibility of the body and control of the mind. It is more than just a means of being fit and trim. It can in fact help you live a healthy, whole, and empowered life. In recent decades, yoga has become the most diversified spiritual practice in the world. The practice of yoga now recognizes no borders as it continues to spread globally.

The Times of India recently wrote an article about 20 different kinds of yoga, which I thought was very interesting.  Each one has certain health benefits, so it is important to know what the different types of yoga are and how it can help you.  I’ll post a few follow-up articles on the different kinds of yoga they list, and the benefits of each.

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