Practicing yoga offers both physical and mental health benefits to people of all ages. The practice of yoga was relatively unknown to the western world until the late 1890s. Yoga developed in parallel with the Hindu religion, but it is a philosophy rather than a religion.
Some people think that yoga is all about physical poses, but it includes contemplative practices like meditation as well. Modern yoga practices are somewhat different from traditional yoga. Scientists studying the practice of yoga have discovered plenty of evidence to support its health benefits. Here are few proven benefits of developing a yoga practice. Continue reading Scientific Facts About the Benefits of Yoga on the Body