Interesting facts about Yoga (part 1)

In this article, let review some of the most intriguing Yoga facts:

June 21 is the International Day of Yoga declared by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate Yoga as a physical, mental and spiritual practice, and to aid in shifting the body and the mind into a positive direction and lifestyle.

Practicing yoga can enhance the mood by changing the breathing patterns of inhaling and exhaling in rhythm with the postures.

Yoga can increase human’s lifespan by expanding the lungs and benefits the heart which makes people who practice yoga live longer than those who do not.

Nude Yoga is popular in many parts of the world in which yogis do not wear clothes while doing the yogasanas as they believe that it deepens their yoga practice and teaches acceptance and appreciation of their bodies, at the same time building intimate bonds with people in their yoga community.

‘Doga’ is yoga for Dogs which was started by Suzi Teitelman in New York in the year 2002. Owners practice Doga to secure a bond with their dogs in which dogs are used as props.

Hot yoga is dangerous as it is performed in extreme heat and extremely increase the body blood pressure and heart rate.

There are more than 150 yoga schools around the world.

Yoga is banned for Muslims in Malaysia, because it is believe that the practice of yoga against Muslim culture.    

After every 30 minutes of practicing yoga, five minutes of rest would help bring out the most effectiveness.

There are 8 types of Yoga, including Asana, Yama, Niyama, Pranayama, Pratyhara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi.

According to the Guinness World Records, the world’s oldest yoga teacher is Bette Calman who is 85 years old although there is a 90-year-old yoga teacher named Gladys Morris is against the Guinness World Records to recognise him as the oldest.