Yoga By carly hamberger

Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years. It is derived from the Sankrit word "YUJ" which means to integrate or to unite. By practicing yoga you create a zen type atmosphere. It is a wonderful way to exercise, meditate, and maintain proper body mechanics. Yoga is a great way to help you relax and sometimes even helps with chronic pain all through a non medicated holistic way!

Here is a short video on poses that can help you start building a healthy life style with yoga today!

The benefits of yoga are never ending! Some of the main things that yoga can help with are: Strengthening your body, keeping a calm mind (great for anxiety), help you regain focus of the world and situations around you, improve self confidence by being aware of your body, increases your tolerance and can help maintain mental health issues and lastly it can help with chronic illness pain like arthritis.

You can learn more by watching videos on youtube.com. There are wonderful videos on different poses. As you find your balance and learn more about your body you can become a yoga pro!

Sources

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