India is a land of discovery. Well, it can be said that India itself is an amazing discovery with its rich culture, language, ethnicity, diversity. Phew!! and the list is never-ending.
Among all the discoveries Yoga is considered to be one of the most influential. Believed to be practiced over 5000 years, yoga indicates the physical and spiritual bonding of humans with nature. The word Yoga originated from a Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means ‘to unite’ or ‘to join’. Kaivalya (isolation) or Moksha (Freedom from all sufferings) is the main goal of Yoga.
In recent years Yoga has gained much popularity worldwide. People from around 200 countries now have included yoga in their daily routine.
Hindu mythology clearly defines the power of yoga as its regular practice could calm mind, help improve balance in the body, build muscle strength, and can make you happier too.
The popularity of yoga now has opened the door to many yogis worldwide as they seem to create their own new list of yoga poses and compel more people to step out of their closet with their yoga mats.
It is worth mentioning that International Yoga Day is also observed on the 21st of June since 2015, where globally yoga sessions are held and millions of people are seen participating with much gusto. Well, a special thanks to yoga and our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for connecting India to the greater world.
However, we could not deny the hard work done by various big personalities of the world for whom yoga has gained fame and a special place in the heart of the people. The yoga guru, Swami Ramdev definitely hits the list. Even social media today plays an important role by outspreading the benefits of yoga to the greater mass.
Believe it or not, it is considered to be a total bliss to life! The power of yoga is beyond one’s imagination. However, countries apart from India took years to actually understand the benefits of practicing yoga.
Here are a few trending poses this year;
Animal yoga: A 2017 Instagram boom continues to shake social media as these yoga sessions definitely bring you good health. This yoga could strengthen your bond with your pets, for which this is yet trending. Practicing yoga with your pet is an absolute bliss as they boost your happy hormone, lowering the risk of anxiety and depression.
Silent Disco Yoga: Clear sky, wireless headphones and mesmerizing music, a perfect milieu for a yoga enthusiast. It is one of the most trending yoga poses this year. With the headphones on, you could hear the instructors as well as the live DJ playing some awesome tracks just for you. If you are willing to visit such sessions then try visiting Hrishikesh Silent Disco Festival.
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Rooftop yoga: Have you ever thought of practicing yoga on top of the tallest building in the city? Well, this is also possible, as practicing yoga in beachside or in any open space might be quite challenging because of its uneven surfaces. Such yoga sessions are gaining more popularity in those countries where buildings overpower nature. Try such sessions on a calm morning at the rooftop and explore a fresh new city.
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Countries like USA and Korea no matter how much they end up coming up with their ecstatic list of cosmetic surgeries or the breathtaking discovery in the medical industry, but there could never be a replacement for yoga. Cause yoga apart from healing has proved to be a life savior to many. So, without wasting much time let’s add some more years to life and hail to mighty yoga.