The Benifits of Yoga and Yoga Sutra Essay

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The Benifits of Yoga and Yoga Sutra

Over recent years, Yoga has become more and more popular in Western society. I first learned about Yoga while I was in high school. One of my best friends, Ashley, began suffering from anxiety. She had a tough time coping with her panic attacks so her doctor suggested that she in role in yoga classes for relaxation purposes. She took classes once a week in addition to medication and counseling. She really enjoyed her classes and in joking around she would show me the stretches she had learned in class. After about a month of classes she noticed that she was becoming more flexible and calmer in her daily life. At first I though it was a bit funny because you have to hold awkward and strange
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He who attains it is free from delusion.” In today’s stressful lifestyle, people have used Yoga to find a level of peace and harmony in an otherwise chaotic world. Modern day practices of Yoga are usually practiced in classes. One should wear comfortable clothing, bare feet, and you need a floor mat. Each session usually begins with slow deep breaths and relaxing breathing exercises. After the breathing, the teacher will move on to different Yoga postures. Some postures are usual stretches such as touching your toes. Others, however, are awkward and confusing and will take practice to get better at them. While doing the postures, slow movement is important to maintain the harmony of the exercise and breathing techniques also remain important through out. The goal of a Yoga exercise session is to stretch each muscle group of the body while squeezing your internal organs and focusing on deep breathing. There are many different variations of Yoga methods. The Yoga Sutra is the oldest form of Yoga from India and mainly focuses on meditation and a system of values. Others include Iyengar’s Yoga, which gives attention to one’s individual body shape in doing the exercises, and Yoga Swami Svatmarama, which looks at one’s life as a whole and uses Yoga as a structure in everyday life and beliefs. In my research, I became fascinated by the teachings of Patanjali and his Yoga Sutras so I decided to make that the main

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