You Thought Yoga Was Just Stretching?

Despite the fact that on the way to spot a friend of mine at the home YMCA, he asked why I did not immediately connect the gym and I defined to him that I practice Yoga and infrequent movements at home for my physical exercises and in truth didn’t experience the need for a gym membership.

His retort was predictable: “Yoga…isn’t that just stretching?”

I smirked at the familiarity of the query and proceeded to make clear to him the template of this article. As I told him and for those who might not know or else: No, Yoga is far more than just stretching or getting into supposedly awkward seeking poses and positions.

It is a amalgamation of stretching, breathing exercises, meditation and perhaps the most unnoticed limb, observance to a correct diet.

The statement yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj income to oppression or bind and is often interpreted as a “union” or a way of obedience. Its decisive goal is the union of man with God or the world in one breath. Additionally, it goals to unshackle the courage as the mind and spirit are evenly concerned in its put into practice.

Yoga is to be sure the oldest on hand physical-culture organization in the world. Moreover organism a systematic and scientifically confirmed path to attaining physical fitness, it delays getting older, rejuvenates and improves one’s facade, maintains litheness and raises vitality and the innovative part of life.

With its central part warm-up workout plans known as the Sun Salutations (which are somewhat similar to the aerobics exercise called ‘burpees’), the inversion poses, ahead and backward bending poses, balancing exercises for the arms and building focus, the average practitioner will attest to the fact that for attaining strength, Yoga can stand its own.

Think Yoga hypocrisy lend a hand with building strength? Reflect again. Heck, I challenge probably the most skilled body-builder to clasp the simple yet commanding peacock-pose for 90 seconds as the crow flies. Bet you they’d run into half-way in its execution-if they make it that far.

Yoga also offers unique breathing exercises which are wonderful for patients with respiratory disorders and even singers and public speakers, moreover with its unique relaxation pose, oft times practiced during and after its execution, Yoga offers a systematic means of deeply relaxing the entire body perhaps the way no other exercise can. (Keep in mind of course that several of the poses give a deep body massage not unlike the ones received in salons…just thought I should throw that in.)

With countless books, DVD’s, videos and classes being offered for all ages, levels of fitness and experience (some of them being actually free for the first couple of lessons to try Yoga out), I suggest you give it a trial and see for yourself what it can do.

One thing I promise you is this; you will walk out of your class and nod in agreement that indeed: “yoga is way more than just stretching.” It is THE exercise.