Is Yoga For You?

Yoga has become one of the most popular and fastest growing exercise trend of all. Over the last few years this form has really taken off and more and more people are choosing it among all other forms of exercise. Yoga is healthy and it is fun. Your entire body will get a total workout and a great stretch when you use yoga each day.

Are You Ready?

If you are ready to take your life in a whole new direction, one that is healthy and well-balanced then yoga is probably for you.

There are enough different kinds of yoga out there for you to try that you are sure to find one that suits both your fitness level and your pain tolerance. There is an idea floating around among the populace that yoga is a painful experience. This is simply not the case.

Yoga, if done correctly, can stretch your muscles but not hurt them. There are different forms so that everyone can find just the right kind of yoga for them.

The best way to get involved in this fabulous exercise regime is to try a few different kinds. Start slow and do not push yourself too hard. That is how so many people get hurt.

Holding Up The Sun

For Your Mind:

Yoga helps to exercise not only your body but your mind as well. This is a spiritual exercise that will do wonders for your state of mind.

You will find yourself much less stressed and more and more relaxed the more you do yoga. Everyone deserves to feel good and strong and that is exactly what yoga is going to do for you.

It is like a natural fountain of youth. In no time people will be asking you if you got some work done, because you look so great!

Yoga Is A Science:

Yoga is a science. That is something to grasp. Yoga is a science, and not a vague, dreamy drifting or imagining. While it is true the west has been familiar with the practice of yoga for a relatively short time, yoga is not a new discipline.

It has been studied and practiced in many countries during the last century. Yoga is an applied science, a systematized collection of laws applied to bring about a definite end.

It takes up the laws of psychology, applicable to the unfolding of the whole consciousness of man on every plane, in every world, and applies those rationally in a particular case.

This rational application of the laws of unfolding consciousness acts exactly on the same principles that you see applied around you every day in other departments of science.

Yoga uses many of the techniques that are used in more modern and lately developed psychological or even medial physical exercise disciplines.

Splits On The Beach

Strengthen The Unity of Humankind:

As one ages he learns that by looking at the world around you, how enormously the intelligence of man, co-operating with nature, may quicken “natural” processes.

The working of intelligence is as “natural” as anything else.

The yoga way not only combines this feeling of cosmos but also works beneath the surface to strengthen the unity of humankind with the universe.

Natural Growth:

We make this distinction, and practically it is a real one, between “rational” and “natural” growth.

Human intelligence can guide the working of natural laws; and when we come to deal with Yoga, we are in the same department of applied science as, let us say, is the scientific farmer or gardener, when he applies the natural laws of selection to breeding.

The farmer or gardener cannot transcend the laws of nature, nor can he work against them.

He has no other laws of nature to work with save universal laws by which nature is evolving forms around us, and yet he does in a few years what nature takes, perhaps, hundreds of thousands of years to do.

This can be done by applying human intelligence to choose the laws that serve him and to neutralize the laws that have a negative effect on the goal of the farmer.

The farmer brings the divine intelligence in man to utilize the divine powers in nature that are working for general rather than for particular ends.

Yoga is something that can make a real change in peoples lives, we have seen this many times, from the physical practice of yoga to the philosophical implications, through the knowledge of the science of yoga.

All that is yoga combines into a bigger, complete discipline that is beneficial for humanity.

Lady Of The Lake

Spiritual Nature Of Yoga:

For some calling yoga is a way to allow this to pass as an acceptable means of physical development, for others it seems like it contradicts the very spiritual nature of yoga.

The different faces of yoga, as its different uses sometime creates the illusion of one single use.

People practice yoga for a variety of reasons. Many yoga practitioners are interested in the health benefits that come from regularly performing the routines.

Others want a state of harmony between inner and outer self. Still, others practice yoga primarily to relax.

A State of Harmony:

The profound relaxation available through yoga includes a state of clarity of mind, and of harmony with and understanding of the world.

If such a state of relaxation is your goal, you will need to use most of the yoga techniques available. Pay special attention to breathing, diet, correctly performing the exercises, and meditating.

The deep, prolonged breath one learns through yoga helps the brain stay oxygenated, which contributes to mental clarity.

Diet influences the structure of our body as well as our brain. The exercises (called asanas and pranayamas) were developed thousands of years ago to produce beneficial results.

To have the desired effects, yoga routines must be carried out correctly. Poor yoga practices will likely produce disappointing results.

The Keys:

Your attitude and your focus are the keys to making your yoga experience deeply satisfying. Entering the profound stage of relaxation and synchronization between your inner and your outer self can occur only with appropriate action. Relaxation is actually a necessary part of every yoga routine.

The body needs to relax after practicing the exercises, especially the more demanding ones. Certain asanas require an unusual positioning of the body, which can result in discomfort if the relaxation stage is omitted.

A Yoga Stretch

Bridging Worlds:

Yoga connects the spiritual and material worlds, and relaxation is the bridge that brings the practitioner back fully to the present reality.

As a general rule, during relaxation exercises, you will lie down comfortably and meditate. Your yoga trainer will suggest ways for you to gradually move and position your feet and arms.

Yoga routines may have different relaxation exercises, but they all have the purpose of cushioning the shock of contact with the surrounding reality. Relaxation also helps to maintain a certain degree of peacefulness created by the routine.

Conclusion:

If you are ready to finally get on track as far as your health is concerned then give yoga a shot and see what a difference it can make to your life. But talk is never enough.

The only way to be sure of the relaxation benefits of yoga is to try it yourself. The only thing you have to lose is your tension. Has this post help you in anyway to make the decision; is yoga for you? Hope so!

I would love to hear your thoughts about this post or this site in general. I will answer all the comments on my website personally so drop me a line below if you have any Yoga questions or comments.

I’m happy to help any way that I can.

copywrightNamaste Shane.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet

12 thoughts on “Is Yoga For You?”

  1. I have read a post once before that spoke concisely on the benefits of doing yoga and I was really impressed. Now I am more impressed seeing that yoga is spiritual and it actually connects the spiritual world and the material world. My girlfriend does yoga alot and she enjoys the routine. She does this for fitness though. For me, I think all of do is hit the gym and I feel I too need to give yoga a try and see how it goes. I’ll give a feedback here after I tryout m

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    • Hello Henderson, 

      Thank You for reading my post. 

      Appreciate the feedback. 

      Give yoga a try you never know you may enjoy it. 

      I would be intersted in how you went.

      Regards Shane.

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  2. Very interesting article,exercise is very vital for our body,Yoga is healthy and it is fun. Your entire body will get a total workout and a great stretch when you use yoga each day,I strongly agree with this word,I do not believe yoga is difficult depending on your practice and even you start slowly and gradually moves on higher,it is healthy for our body and i believe its for everybody that needs to stay healthy,I will always  do it.Generally exercise is like a medicine to the body.I love this article.Thanks for this article.

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    • Hello Abayomi, 

      Thank You for reading my post. 

      Appreciate the feedback. 

      I agree with everything you have said. 

      Regards Shane.

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  3. Yes Yoga is for me! With all the benefits you’ve highlighted in this article, I would think Yoga is for anyone willing to give it a try. I never thought of Yoga as a science though. That’s interesting and I get the rational behind it. It’s funny, some people might think that only certain individuals do yoga. They might be thinking it’s painful based on some of the poses they see. But that simply reinforces the importance of attitude towards it. A wrong attitude towards anything is the wrong approach. I am curious though. Apart from the video, are there any other Yoga resources you can recommend for beginners?

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    • Hello Vanessa, 

      Happy to hear yoga is for you. 

      Yoga is not for everbody. Everyone should do yoga, but we are all different. 

      There are many resources on the internet for beginners.

      I would suggest a class with a good teacher in the begining. 

      I will leave a link to one of my early posts. Basic Yoga Poses For Beginners

      Regards Shane.

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  4. Excellent article. Thank you! I found myself nodding in agreement several times; my fitness quest includes twice weekly yoga classes and you guys hit it out of the park with this post. I forwarded it to a stubborn friend who just had back surgery and has been resisting yoga despite acknowledging its potential benefits (such a jarhead, lol!).

    Regards!

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    • Hello Jordan,

      Thank You for reading my post. 

      Happy to hear you do yoga twice a week.

      Hard to make somebody do yoga if they are not interested. 

      Regards Shane.

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  5. Ok! I am intrigued! thanks for your post! I have a handicapped friend and they are limited in movement! so please do you have yoga exercises for a person in a wheelchair who has limited movement in the lower extremities! 

    after watching your video we where able to do some of the yoga exercises  done there! but I feel like more may be available? are you aware of any more or any instructional material that may help us?

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  6. Hello; Would you suggest someone who has suffered Whiplash and severe spinal injuries to do Yoga?

    I always admire how the people doing the Yoga exercise sat comfortably during the exercise and wonder if it really works. I notice some of them who are close to me that their figure shaped up nicely and some shed weight. 

    One man told me that Yoga is demonic, he said after doing the exercise and studying the yoga book he was able to get out of his body and go places. I do not know if he told me the truth.

    DorcasW

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    • Hello Dorcas, 

      Thank You for reading my post. 

      Appreciate the question. 

      I would suggest they ask a Doctor first in regards to doing yoga when you have such a serious injury. 

      You may do more damage. 

      Yoga can give you a good physique but not totally necessary to have in the beginning when starting yoga. 

      Yoga being demonic not so sure. 

      Regards Shane.

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