Jul 24, 2011

YOGA - body's expression of the spirit


OK, ladies! Now a question for you: do you know that YOGA is the best choice you can make for you health? I'm sure some of you have also met this sort of occupation, others may have heard about it. 

I decided to write an article about yoga beacause recently I have started to practice it and I wanted to share with you the positive changes I got from it. 

I'm really impressed by this incredible culture called yoga. I say ''culture'' because for me it's more than simple gimnastics or sort of sport. There is an entire culture behind this little thing called ''yoga''. 
In general terms yoga is defined as a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in modern India, whose goal is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. The word is associated with meditative practices in HinduismBuddhism and JainismSomeone who practices yoga or follows the yoga philosophy with a high level of commitment is called a yogi or yogini (wow! I actually did't know this :).
The goals of practicing yoga vary from improving you physical health to achieving the symbiosis of the spirit with nature. It consists of physical exercises and meditation practice as well.


After a week of practicing yoga my body feels perfect, my mind is actually thinking and working now much better, my mood is wonderful the entire day and my soul is finally fully reconciled with itself. I FEEL GREAT! :)


Did you know that yoga helps a lot in diminishing the menstrual cramps? And I can once more confirm it! Recent studies show that the menstrual pains are fully reduced by such poses as Cat, Cobra and Fish. So, google it and do it! :)


For women who want children it's good to know that there are fertility yoga classes which can help you conceive. And this practice is becoming more and more popular as the time goes. You should try it! You have only to win from it.

Yoga practice is also becoming fashionable among children. Clinical research suggests that yoga supports sharpened concentration; reduces behavioral problems, stress, heart rate, headaches, and general tension; lengthens attention span; and improves grades, physical health, and self-esteem among children of all ages.

There are lots of reasons why you should practice yoga. And, in my opinion, any of them is fair enough for you to start practicing it. I present you a list of them below and feel free to choose the one that most motivates you. Here you are.


*Strengthen your muscles
*Bring flexibility into your joints *Build strong bones 
*Decrease stress and improve your ability to focus
*Make you feel better
*Build your confidence
*Reduce the menstrual cramps
*Make you have better energy 
*Relieve symptoms of mild depression
*Reduce heart disease
*Make you look better
*Help you to lose weight

*Clear your mind
*Calm your spirit

Have you already chose? Nevermind what that reason is, you should really try it! I'm sure the changes yoga will bring into your life won't be but positive ones! 

Bring peace and harmony in your life along with YOGA and be happy!

If you don't afford to take yoga classes you have two options:
                                        -you may build a home yoga practice
-you may move outdoors and practice it 

Here you are good pieces of advice for both options: 


  1. It's funny you say yoga began in modern India, yet all your photos appear to be of slender white women. We tend to see the slender white women connected with yoga. Kinda makes it seem a little appropriated and takes focus away from the actual origins of yoga, I think. But then again I'm a woman of color what do I know (sarcasm).

  2. Oh, dear, I'm sorry if this issue bothers you, but as you can see not all the pictures show clearly the women in it, so perhaps they are not white :)
    Moreover, this article wasn't suppose to tell the origins of yoga and stuff...The purpose was to show the benefits of this activity.

    Anyways, thanks for your comment! :)

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