The art of ‘yoga’ was discovered by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. Yoga’s history has many places of obscurity and uncertainty due to its oral transmission of sacred texts and the secretive nature of its teachings.
Also, the early scripts of it were transcribed on fragile palm leaves that were easily damaged, destroyed or lost.
Yoga’s history can be divided into four main periods of innovation, practice and development.
There are end numbers of benefits of yoga. You can begin your regime with these seven easy yoga poses:
Pranayama is an ancient Indian practice concerned with controlling your breath. This process includes controlled breathing methods like deep inhaling, exhaling and retention of breath.
This pose seems so simple, but it is the basic model for all the other yoga poses. It’s a welcoming way to begin connecting with the breath and beginning a yoga practice.
This incredibly basic yoga move is a resting pose you can stay in for up to a few minutes. This asana resembles the fetal position.
It is a resting pose that focuses on the thighs and also helps ease back pains.
4. UtkatasanaThis is a symmetrical pose, meaning both sides of your body will be moving in and out of the pose at the same time.
It heats you up and strengthens your legs.
This is a one-legged balancing pose. The pose builds confidence and can help to center the mind. Plus, it is not easy to think about your stress when you’re balancing on one leg.
6. Viparita KaraniViparita Karani literally means upside-down. Its key purpose is for the directing of energy or kundalini upwards within the body.
Even 5-8 minutes of lying in this cooling pose will make you feel like a brand new person. It also improves circulation.
7. Kumbhakasana This core-strengthening move is great for beginners. It can be done with the knees on the ground, or off the ground for those who are more advanced.
There are so many different kinds of yoga practices, so it is possible for anyone to begin.
Whether you’re a couch potato or a professional athlete, size and fitness levels do not matter because there is variation for yoga poses and beginner classes in every style.
The idea is to explore your limits and not to strive for perfection. Yoga is indeed a great way to get in tune with your body and your inner self.