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24 January 2011

Yoga a real boost to health

People have been practicing yoga for millennia to improve their strength, serenity and wellness, but its roots in ancient Indian philosophy have kept the exercise discipline firmly within the realm of alternative medicine.

People have been practicing yoga for millennia to improve their strength, serenity and wellness, but its roots in ancient Indian philosophy have kept the exercise discipline firmly within the realm of alternative medicine.

The health benefits mainly stem from yoga's focus on the connection between mind and body, Khalsa said.

  • Physical postures that participants flow into and then hold, before proceeding to the next posture.
  • A focus on breathing techniques that make participants more aware of their bodies.
  • Deep meditation and relaxation, allowing participants to focus on their spirituality.

 
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