What is Yoga?

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. It became popular in the West in the 20th century. The word, yoga, comes from the Sanskrit yuj, which means “to yoke” and "samadhi" or "concentration." Thus, yoga is the practice that aims to join the mind, body and spirit. The ultimate goal of yoga is to achieve liberation.

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Benefits of Yoga

  • Exercise For Every Body: Yoga provides an inexpensive, convenient way to exercise for anyone. All you need is your body and a yoga mat to get started. 

  • Better Sleep: Once we start moving and expending energy through yoga, it becomes easier to settle down for nourishing sleep. 

  • Improve Digestion and Increased Metabolism: After exercise and sleep, we have to eat. But as a student, your diet might not always be ideal, so having a powerful digestive system and increased metabolism is important.

  • Reduces Stress And Anxiety: Yoga’s innate ability to cease the mental chatter and live in the moment reduces stress and anxiety, showing profound benefits in every sphere of life. Students are very stressed individuals, keen to outperform themselves and prove their worth every chance they get. Yoga helps them to deal with their stress and bring back some peace of mind.

  • Improved Focus and Mental Clarity: In an age with more distractions than ever before, yoga will support your ability to stay focused and on track as student. This pays off when you’re studying, preparing for a test, or giving a presentation.

  • Mindfulness and Better Yet, Heartfulness: The best thing about yoga is that it works. If you do the work, yoga will work on you. All you have to do is show up on your mat and do the practice, and it will absolutely change your life.