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Inhale & Exhale, today is International Yoga day! Today we celebrate peace and harmony as we discuss how yoga came about. 

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines that originates in ancient India. It started during the Indus-Sarasvati civilization and it can be tracked down to northern India for over 5,000 years. Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root “Yuj” meaning “to join” or “to unite.” 

Benefits of Yoga

  1. Improve strength, balance, and flexibility
  2. Ease arthritis symptoms
  3. Improves overall health: heart, respiration, energy, vitality, weight reduction, back pain, and much more.
  4. Helps with sleeping cycle and rest
  5. Aids to manage stress
  6. Build Muscle Strenght 
  7. Improves posture
  8. Lymphatic drainage and immunity booster 
  9. Self Care
  10. Much more

Types of Yoga 

  1. Kundalini: For those who enjoy singing or chanting
  2. Vinyasa: For those who want more movement in their practice
  3. Ashtanga: For those who want a gentler type of yoga
  4. Yin: For those who need to stretch out after a tough workout
  5. Iyengar: For those who like detailed instructions or have a physical limitation
  6. Bikram: For those who want to sweat and make it a physical routine
  7. Power: For those who want to workout and have less of a spiritual practice
  8. Sivananda: For those who want a more spiritual practice
  9. Restorative: For those that need to de-stress
  10. Prenatal: For those moms to be 
  11. Aeriel: For those who want to do inventions but not on their own
  12. Acro: For those who want to build trust and intimacy with their partner

I highly recommend reading more about each type of yoga here

For the past year as a company, we started doing virtual yoga classes twice a week. Even 10-minute yoga stretches have made a huge impact on our bodies and mindset. We highly recommend looking into the benefits of Yoga and the different types of yoga practices there are. Yoga can be for everyone, all types of people/levels/limitations, and much more. There may be barriers during certain practices but modifications seem to quite always do the trick. 

Try one of these at-home yoga workouts and let us know how you feel in the comments below.

Business Trends – INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY 2021
By: Isabela Rosa, June 2021

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