Yoga is an activity practiced all over the world but it is not understood at all by most people, at least it is not understood at all at its basics and benefits of it. That is the importance of giving a review of this aspects, in case you were not practicing it, you may be interested on doing it knowing some facts about it.
The basics of Yoga
Yoga can be considered as exercise; other experts indicate that it is only a meditational practice that connects someone’s body to the gods and spiritual entities. It consists of being still for moments, sometimes it is represented as people making some small and quiet movements and by stretching one self’s body in some peculiar positions to make a better union with nature or for making it easier for your mind to connect or relax.
It is a millennial practice, it originated in India some 3 thousand to 4 thousand years ago. They were looking at this practice mainly for religious purposes, one can easily understand it by looking at ancient pictures of anthropomorphous bodies with some animals’ elements such as horns or limbs on stretching positions that indicates they were practicing yoga.
Like in its origin, many people these days are using yoga for religion. In India there is a religion called Hinduism, they are still practicing it traditionally as its religion highly recommend its practitioners to do it. Another famous religion that is related to yoga is Budhism. Like Buda itself is represented in a peculiar Lotus Position, it clearly indicates this doctrine does a lot of yoga for connecting bodies to spiritual entities and with nature.
It has many health effects. Most of them related to psychological effects. It can help to cure anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc. If you understand that most problems in our society deteriorate with psychological defects, as some people say: suffering is way too worst than pain, you will understand that most problems originate as a side effect of psychological problems. For example, insomnia can be originated by anxiety or depression. With yoga you should be able to improve your health by practicing yoga.
More and more health practitioners and medical doctors all around the globe are recommending to use yoga for their patients.
This is something that has created big impact these days. More alternatives of this variant of medicine are used with more frequency: we can talk about allopathic, traditional medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy and of course yoga is considered as one of those. In some religions it is believed that this practice can cure some forms of cancer, diabetes, obesity, renal disfunction, etc.
Either you believe it or not, it is your choice to use it as an alternative medicine or complementary medicine. It has many advantages in comparison with Pharmacological Medicine, less side effects and a it’s cheaper, you can do it almost for free.