Yoga Yoga is a system of breathing, stretching exercises, and meditation that helps the individual join with the Universal Self. Yoga is widely accepted as a relaxing and healthy practice. Studies have shown that it lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and will help to suppress other body functions so that you can achieve a state total relaxation. Yoga means to yoke or unite. Anyone seeking to promote or get their health back to the best state are welcome to try a class. It is said that yoga helps to strengthen and cleanse the body while allowing the mind to focus on connecting with the Universal Self. It is not a creed and does not oppose any world religion. Yoga is, however, does associate with Buddhism. It predates the religion by several centuries. Ancient seals have been found that depict the gods doing the poses from yoga. These were found in the Indus Valley which is one of the first known civilizations here on Earth. The area is located where Pakistan and India are now. The seals suggest that yoga was around before 3000 BC. Meditation is a necessity of yoga. To really get all you can out of the exercises , you need to quiet your mind and focus on uniting the body, spirit, and mind. Yoga is a common activity and you get out of it what you put into it. So do your exercises and deep breathing, the results will sow themselves off. Much of yoga was taken from ancient tests called Hatha (the physical body). There were many philosophers that enjoyed the activity and a variety of styles you could choose. Although yoga is practiced for practical purposes, it can also help to relieve stress and help you relax after a busy day. Yoga can be done by anyone. You can sit in a chair or on the floor. The stretching really helps the stiff muscles and the breathing helps to calm.
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