13 INTERESTING YOGA FACTS

YogaYoga is the trend of modern times. It is known to be the reason for many a celebrities’ fitness and youthful appearance. Here are some fun yoga facts you should know before taking to the ancient art:

  1. Around 16 million Americans practice Yoga according to a 2008 market study.
  2. The word ‘yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit word yuj which means joining together. It refers to the joining of the conscious subject with a Supreme force.
  3. According to an Indian study, Yoga can help prevent premature ejaculation and also treats it.
  4. Yoga has often been called the first and the most effective results of the increasing globalization.
  5. Scholars say that the real purpose of Yoga was spiritual liberation, which is being lost in the weight losing fad it has generated.
  6. Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, was one of the first leading Westerners to study Yoga in detail.
  7. The infamous Swastika is a Yoga symbol that is derived from the Sanskrit word Svastik, which means “associated with one’s well-being”.
  8. Rig-Veda is believed to be the oldest known texts in the world and contains elements of Yoga.
  9. According to research, Yoga can significantly improve occupational and social functioning in schizophrenic patients. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease and treats diabetes, asthma and blood pressure.
  10. A New York University research found that Yoga was helpful in reducing psychological and physical symptoms of pain in women suffering from Fibromyalgia.
  11. Yoga has over 100 different schools that have different practices. But they have a common goal: the state of oneness with the Universe.
  12. The Yoga symbol ‘Om’ is part of Tibetan and Hindu philosophy.
  13. Patanjali, an Indian sage, is considered to be the father of Yoga.

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