The Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

Enjoy the Benefits of Yoga at Home or in a Yoga Studio

Yoga,an Eastern practice,has increasingly gained acceptance in the west where many see it as a process that results in serenity, inner peace,and well being. The adoption of Yoga by individual Americans has seen some serious growth in the last four years since 2012-there were 20.4 million practitioners then but 36.7 million in 2016,according to Yoga in America Study.

There must be good reasons why a whopping 16 billion U.S Dollars was spent on Yoga lessons,gear,and equipment in 2016. A study done at the University of Illinois found that people who participated in Yoga turned out to be significantly better in brain functioning tests than they were after they had been performing aerobic exercises for 20 minutes.

Practicing Yoga can help lower one’s blood pressure,this is according to a study that was carried out at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

People with chronic lower back pains are better off practicing yoga than receiving the usual medical treatment according to West Virginia University researchers.

People who want to shed off some pounds may want to consider starting Yoga classes ;Seattle’s’ Fred Hutchinson cancer research center found that there was a direct link between regular yoga practice and weight loss. In all kinds of yoga,the body,mind and spirit become intertwined.

If you are wondering where to start,you may want to know that there are good yoga videos that online you can use for home practice.

Some of the yoga gear you will have to buy from yoga studios or online stores are a mat,props and clothing.

A typical yoga work out involves different poses that are well balanced out by counter poses.

The Lizard and mermaid poses are some of the poses you will soon learn in Yoga.

Utthan pristhasana,or lizard pose helps to revitalize your body,it boosts metabolism and lowers stress and anxiety. This pose focuses on the hips and as such most men might find it a little challenging,though with some practice and patience they can master it. This is some sort of “stretch the back of your body” pose,as its very name Utthan pristhasana suggests.

The Mermaid pose is a variant of another pose called the pigeon posture. Like the lizard pose,the mermaid pose is a hip opening pose which also involves a back bend. You may watch yoga videos at home for instructions on some yoga poses but when it comes to these postures,you will need to consult a yoga teacher as they can be challenging.

Yoga may be something you want to try out and you could even do it from the comfort of your home,however,you may need to work with a yoga teacher in relation to the lizard and the mermaid pose.

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