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Posted at: Jun 21, 2019, 7:53 AM; last updated: Jun 21, 2019, 7:53 AM (IST)

‘Yoga has now become lifestyle’

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 20

Yoga is not only a form of exercise but a lifestyle in itself. It is an ancient form of physical, spiritual and mental practice that has been proven to have amazing benefits. Yoga has affected the lives of many people today. Performing yoga every day helps an individual in the long run.

Satkam Divya, CEO, KlinicApp, said yoga has various types of exercises in it. There are breathing exercises such as anuloma-villoma, in which one learns to balance their breathing pattern and has proved to help people with respiratory disorders. There are various asanas that are helpful in bringing stretchability in body such as Padmasana, a position known to be attained by gurus. Yoga originated in India and has been performed by rishi and munis for a long time. Spiritually, yoga practitioners have been seen to reach the seven levels of peace of mind and body, including “Moksha” and “Samadhi”, he added.

City-based Tanya, who has been practising yoga from the past 15 years, said yoga was an art of living. There were no benefits of doing yoga after eating junk food and sleeping late at light, she added. “Yoga means a disciplined life and one can draw benefits from yoga only after leading a strict disciplined life,” she said.

BENEFITS OF YOGA

  • Yoga improves the body functions as it helps in improving the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the nervous system, the digestive system, and the urinary system
  • Exercise also reduces the risk of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, depression
  • Yoga and exercise help in long run also as we can see the example of athletes and a normal being of the same age, one can make out the difference between a physically active body and a sedentary body
  • It helps to create a good physique which also helps to increase confidence

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