Why Yoga is Best for Everyone

Why Yoga is Best for Everyone

Yoga is a popular practice all over the world. And it can be traced back to northern India over 5,000 years ago which really has a long history. Nowadays, yoga can be divided into many different styles. No matter what types of yoga, people still pursue more about its combination of breathing, movement, and meditation. And it has long been praised for its endless possibilities on physical and spiritual benefits. If you want to build strength and stability in your muscles and joints, find an energy-saving activity, or practice your focus on breathing, regardless of your fitness level you are - beginner, intermediate, or fitness fanatic, your goal can be realized just taking a mat with you.

Difference between Yoga and Exercise

We are increasingly aware of the importance of physical health. It is common to see all kinds of gym membership, running groups, and and cycling groups. Yoga is also becoming more popular, but is often misinterpreted as a form of physical exercise. In fact, the physical aspect of yoga, namely the body position, is an auxiliary part of the practice. Moreover, these postures are very different from routine physical exercise in both performance and effect, especially from the following points including but not limited to this.

• Muscular system

• Immune system

• Stress levels

Benefits of Yoga

Why are so many people participating in yoga-training? We can find many reasons, but the most important one is that yoga really provides a lot of benefits. And the longer you stick to, the most advantages you will get. Here we can simply list some of it:

• Yoga increases flexibility, mobility, and balance of your body.

• Yoga boosts your core strength and energy.

• Yoga can active your recovery and avoid serious injury.

• Yoga promotes deeper breathing patterns.

• Yoga improves the quality of sleep.

• Yoga adjusts your muscles and removes distractions.

• Yoga helps connect body and mind.

• Yoga improves your mood, ease depression, anxiety and stress.

• Others.

Where Can We Practice Yoga?

Usually yoga teacher training programs are offered in-person and online, you can start your practice in most places.

• Yoga class online

• Yoga app

• Yoga studio or gym

• Health club

• School

• Others

Some Facts About Yoga

If you're willing to practice yoga, you may surprisingly find how inclusive and amazing yoga can be.

• Yoga isn't "too hard" or "too easy."

• Yoga is gender-inclusive.

• Yoga fits everybody in different age and every lifestyle .

• Yoga doesn’t have to be flexible, slim, or stretchable or be able to put your foot behind your head.

• Yoga doesn’t need to be vegetarian or hippies or religions.

• Yoga can be practiced even if you’re pregnant.

• Yoga doesn’t need expensive tools and apparel.

• Others

Yoga Equipment

Usually, you just need two types of equipment: the right clothing and a yoga mat. Of course, if you want to be more convenient, you can take some others tools if possible. Things like: straps, blocks, towels, bolsters, blocks, blankets and so on.

What To Wear

If you won't need to train outside, just pick up your comfortable, stretchy pants or shorts, a close-fitting top and a pair of yoga socks. You even won't need a special pair of shoes as yoga is done with barefoot.

Types of Yoga

They are a variety of yoga styles, so it is a good idea to figure out which of the following styles is best for you or find a class that is right for you. Although there are many types to choose from, don't let that intimidate you. Common types include:

• Hatha: it tends to be good for beginners because they're slower-moving.

• Vinyasa Flow/ Ashtanga/ Baptiste Power Vinyasa/ Power Yoga/ CorePower Yoga: They can be more challenging, depending on the level of instruction.

• Iyengar: it has a strong focus on proper alignment to help students perfect their form.

• Bikram/Hot Yoga: It is practiced in the heat—many studios reach 104 degrees F.

• Kundalini yoga: It often needs to use breathing exercises, physical postures, chanting and meditation to unlock this energy.

Except for these types, more styles are developed later. Such as Anusara, Jivamukti, Forrest, Kripalu, Kundalini, Integral, Moksha/Modo, Restorative, Sivananda, Yin Yoga and so on.

Best Yoga Books of 2022

• "Light on Yoga" highly recommend for overall practitioner.

• "The Yoga Beginner's Bible" is best for beginners to avoid some wrong postures.

• "Yoga Anatomy" is clearly illustrated to provide more picture for yoga practitioners.

• "Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses For Every Type of Body" is best included most poses for your imitate.

• "Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses" is best for you to track the way on the yoga.

• "Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice" is best for you to learn its history and your body structure with yoga.

• "Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful" is really best for pregnant women and they will benefit a lot.

Some Tips to Keep in Mind

1.The best way to start doing yoga is to take a class for beginners.

2.It is better to ask in advance what types or instructions included in your paid class and if it is appropriate for someone new.

3.Be sure not to overdo it in your yoga practice;

4.You can avoid or modify any poses that don't feel good or natural for your body.

5.The most important thing is to listen to your body—if something doesn't feel right, just cut down or stop it for the rest.