6 MIND BLOWING FACTS ABOUT YOGA
6 MIND BLOWING FACTS ABOUT YOGA. Yoga is an ancient Indian discipline involving physical and mental exercises that helps one cultivate peace of body and mind.
Duh! What’s new in that? All of us know what Yoga is!
Well, how about some intriguing Yoga facts?
Here is something about Yoga, I can bet you didn’t know!
1. YOGA IS A POTENTIAL TREATMENT OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
Amongst other benefits of Yoga, numerous researches have shown the efficacy of Yoga as an additional therapy of schizophrenia.
Yoga improves negative symptomatology and social cognition in schizophrenics.
2. YOGA FOR DOGS? WTH!
Yes, my dear friends, ‘Doga’ is a real thing. Doga is a form of Yoga practiced to attain harmony with your pet. In Doga the practitioner uses their pet as a prop.(Better be a Coton de Tuléar!)
3. SWAMI VIVEKANAND: THE GREATEST PROPOGATOR OF YOGA IN THE WEST
He contributed significantly to the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga practice in the western world.
4. LENOVO YOGA LAPTOPS
Lenovo manufactures a laptop series named ‘Yoga’.
The marketing chief of the company pointed out the special hinge in the design that allows the screen to be rotated backwards.
Analogous to the various Yoga poses where the body bends backwards. Eg. Ustrasana, Dhanurasana
5. PATANJALI YOGA SUTRAS
‘Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali’ is the oldest surviving book about Yoga available today.
It was written by Maharishi Patanjali.
6. THE 8 ELEMENTS OF YOGA
Yoga originally has 8 elements.
What the world refers to as ‘yoga’ are merely 2 or 3 of those 8 elements.
All the eight elements are to be practised in the correct sequence in order to achieve ultimate wisdom.
There is definitely more to Yoga than just stretches and orderly breathing. I hope you’ll see the depth of it and delve more and more into this purifying ancient art.