Here is your short paragraph on Yoga !
Yoga is technique where a combination of breathing, exercising and meditation is combined in the right proportion.
Yoga helps in increasing the flexibility of the body, aids in strengthening of muscles, and helps in relaxation and calming down oneself.
Yoga was derived from the Sanskrit word Yuj. Yoga helps in bringing a complete balance between mind and body and helps one in understanding oneself from within.
Yoga basically works on the different ‘Asannas’ or postures, which focuses for certain body parts combined with paranayama or breathing techniques that helps to integrate the body and mind. There are more than a thousand poses in yoga and it mainly focuses on the mind by teaching you to concentrate on certain parts of the body.
While doing yoga, your mind and body gets co-related thereby not letting your mind wander and thus forming an inner harmony with your mind and body. Yoga is basically controlled through the breathing techniques. This helps in merging of the body, mind and soul thereby helping in controlling the energy flow in your body.
There are many kinds of Yoga that have been practiced by different people and then passed on. However, the basic are the same and does not differ much. It depends on what exactly is your motive to choose on the kind of yoga that would best suit you.
Anybody could practice yoga, age is never a barrier and yoga is opted over the other kinds of exercises as it gives calmness for both body and soul at the same time. There are several health benefits that have been associated with Yoga like getting control over hypertension, keep you in good mood, helps in cognition and quality of life and flexibility of body. Helps in increasing body strength. Yoga is a wonderful treatment option for those suffering from Asthma.
Just with the minimum necessary items, one could practice yoga wherever they are. Some of the common requirements would include a Yoga mat, towel, blocks and wedges, straps etc.
Yoga should be practiced at least for 75 minutes, taking break in between. Yoga is one among the best forms of exercise and has great heritage.