What is yoga and why is it becoming so popular nowadays? Yoga is a series of exercises that helps your body to stretch and become stronger. With right breathing technics while training, people are becoming stress relieved as well as their bodies and minds are getting more powerful. Furthermore, yogis are claiming that yoga helps one to achieve self-actualization, as well as self-awareness and constant growth of the mind.
According to analysis made by The European Society in Cardiology yoga is very effective for health.(1) Statistic shows that people who are doing yoga lose 5 pounds on average, as well as their blood pressure and level of cholesterol decrease. It results in reduction of a risk of having a heart attack and other heart diseases. It also improves muscle tone, stamina and flexibility as well as it stimulates the immune system.
Moreover, lots of people start practicing yoga not because it benefits their health, but because they want reach personal enlightenment, claiming that yoga is a spiritual practice. Yogis believe that breathing exercises and postures will help to purify their mind and body, so they can reach a union with themselves. But even if you do not believe in spiritual practices, you will still benefit significantly from yoga. If you feel like there is too much pressure and stress, or you feel really depressed, the exercises will help you to feel better, since it calms you down. After practicing yoga for some time you will be able to manage your moods and emotions much better. Therefore you will see how easy it becomes for you to deal with stressful situations both at work and home.
Either you are looking for physiological or spiritual reasons to do yoga, it will definitely bring you only good emotions and unforgettable experience. Yoga is not always about your health or how flexible you are, it is also about accepting who you are at a present time. Last but not least, yoga is highly recommended for working mothers by working mothers.
References: The European Society of Cardiology [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25510863]