Is yoga among your list of outstanding things to do? Everyone talks to you about yoga, but you still have no idea what it is? Here we’ll try to clarify your doubts and present a series of benefits that will make you decide once and for all if yoga is or can be your thing.
The origin of the practice of yoga is in India and, depending on the historian, its antiquity dates between 3,000 or 4,000 years, that is to say, before the Vedas, the oldest books of the humanity.
Its introduction in the West is due to Swami Vivekananda, a Hindu monk who gave the first yoga class to Westerners. As a curious note, during that class he did not teach a single posture, asana, following the yoga slang.
At the physical level the physical postures that are performed have important benefits:
On a mental level:
“You can’t practice yoga if you’re not athletic, strong or flexible”. It is one of the great myths that we must banish.
One of the main teachings of yoga is to liberate ourselves from that “duty to be” that torments us. There are easier and more difficult postures, but as far as we get, it’ll be fine.
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