In this modern world our environment is fighting for survival and we humans suffer from more and more physical and psychological stress, we cannot always control them but can learn how to face them and to this end Yoga is as good an invention it has ever been. The aim of yoga is attainment of physical, mental and spiritual health.
Yoga has gained tremendous popularity in the last few years; it is the most rapidly growing health movement despite it was developed thousands of years ago. Age, religion, caste; sex is no bar with breathing and meditation techniques. There are many types of yoga and it may be hard for the beginners which yoga type he or she wants to do. The most important benefit of yoga is the physical and mental therapy, the very essence of yoga lies in attaining mental peace, improved concentration power and a relaxed state of living.
There are many health benefits from yoga, studies have shown that yoga can relieve many common and life threatening illness such as arthritis, chronic fatigue, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, back pain, obesity, common cold, constipation, epilepsy, skin problems and respiration problems. Yoga also helps in rehabilitation of new and old injuries.
Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness, increase body awareness, relives stress patterns, relaxes the minds and sharpens concentration. Yoga provides tools through which one can cope with the pain and helps counter with the feeling of helplessness and depression. Yogic breathing and stretching exercises have been seen to result in better mental and physical energy and improved mood.
When you achieve that yogic sprit you can begin knowing yourself at peace. If one succeeds in achieving skills which provide health and self confidence, one can justly raise his self esteem simply by observing himself. Yoga leads to increase in self knowledge, this is not just the practical knowledge this includes knowledge pertaining to grasping something.