Loving YOGA

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When you begin to love it, it promises more.

Yoga is more than just a position or an exercise that promises serenity. What it can do to the organs and muscles of the body is truly a wonder you would want to grab. Yoga comes in various forms of rituals and positions. Many are not familiar of this practice and do not even know where, when, and how it began. Yoga is definitely more than just doing exquisite poses.

History of Yoga

Archeological excavations in the Indus Valley revealed that the origin of Yoga can be traced back to 5000 years ago. This 'Yoga' culture developed around the Indus River and the Sarasvati River in Northern India on the border towards Pakistan. Archeological findings from two of the largest cities, Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa, revealed a portrait of a human being or god meditating in what looks like a Yoga posture. The Rig-Veda work that describes different Yoga methods is believed to be derived from the Inus-Sarasvati people and has been dated to 3000 to 5000 B.C. Scholars say that the yoga that we have today had already undergone a complex evolution that has gone on for at least 5000 years.

Yoga Defined

Yoga has evolved through time. Though it comes in many forms of rituals and positions, it can be simply defined as focusing the mind to a very high level. The root of all Yoga is inner focus as a means to enhance sensory and human ability.

Benefits of Yoga to Organs & Muscles

Yoga aids in flexibility. There are yoga positions that increase the lubrication of the joints, ligaments, and tendons. It also massages all the organs of the body in a thorough manner including those that could hardly get stimulated such as the prostate. As the organs are stimulated and massaged, the body is kept away from diseases and is also forewarned about a probable disease or disorder. Doing Yoga also promises excellent toning of the muscles. Weak muscles are repeatedly stimulated through yoga and excess flab and flaccidity are shed off.

Yoga also promotes complete detoxification. It ensures optimum blood supply to various parts of the body. Toxins are flushed out from every nook and nourishment is provided well. As a result, those who practice Yoga can expect delayed aging and energy to live life to the fullest.

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issa sowSep 5, 2011

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