10 Things Everyone Should Know About Yoga

The practice of yoga renders many mental as well as physical benefits. Here are 10 things about yoga that everyone should know.

Himanshu Sharma
Written by: Himanshu SharmaPublished at: Apr 26, 2018

Surprising Perks of Yoga

Surprising Perks of Yoga
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Yoga is a way to discipline mind and body. It has become a popular method of exercising and staying in shape over the years. The practice of yoga renders many mental as well as physical benefits. There is more to yoga; know the things that you don’t know. (Image source:Getty)

Easy to Begin

Easy to Begin
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People usually find it difficult to start a new fitness regime especially is you are a beginner. However yoga is not that difficult to start with. You can begin with simple yoga poses and gradually increase your level. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

Your mind needs to be flexible, not the body

Your mind needs to be flexible, not the body
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There are many who turn away from yoga because they are not flexible. Where you do need flexibility, however, is in your mind. Instead of a flexible body, yoga is the art to develop flexibility of mind. (Image source:Getty)

Yoga Clubs Help

Yoga Clubs Help
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One of the easiest ways to start a proper yoga regime is to join a local yoga club. As we all know one of the toughest things for any exercise regime is to get a proper start. One you are inside a yoga club, things get a lot easier for you and you can expect to continue with the program. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

Everyone starts as a beginner

Everyone starts as a beginner
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If you think it is a challenge to master things because you haven’t done it before;  realise that getting in the door is the hardest step and we all have to start somewhere, be it practicing yoga or exercising in the fitness centre. Once you get acquainted, things tend to get easier. (Image source:Getty)

Yoga for Everyone

Yoga for Everyone
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One of the less known facts regarding yoga is that it offers so many options that it can cater to everyone. Regardless of the age group, gender, fitness levels or even medical conditions, yoga offers something to effectively benefit everyone. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

It Gets Easier

It Gets Easier
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Yoga may feel difficult at the beginning however with time and continuous practice it gets easier. Even the most difficult poses get easier after few week of practice. You begin to accept and memorize the poses and you can gradually move to more difficult poses. Image Courtesy : Getty Images

The most important organs are the lungs

The most important organs are the lungs
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You thought the heart is the most important organ, it is, but not so for yogis. According to yoga, the most important body function is breathing. The workings of the heart are beyond our control unless we practice advanced yoga, but the workings of our lungs is the realm of our control. (Image source:Getty)

Yoga is a 24*7 practice

Yoga is a 24*7 practice
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The true yogis practice yoga every moment of the day. Yoga gives you calmness and mental energy and is directed at more useful things, like becoming the person you always wanted to be. (Image source:Getty)

There are endless yoga approaches

There are endless yoga approaches
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When it comes to yoga, there's a plethora of styles to choose from. Some of the yoga techniques are basic and gentle, while others are faster and more athletic. You can try out multiple styles and open up your mind. (Image source:Getty)

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