What!? Yoga?! On a website that talks about technology? Craaazy!
But not that crazy. The reason I am publishing this article here and not on my self-improvement blog is because I strongly believe that everyone, including geeks and tech enthusiasts can benefit from yoga.
The word yoga itself means “union”: of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Though many people think of yoga only as physical exercises — the asanas or postures that have gained widespread popularity in recent decades — these are actually only the most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul.[Source]
I don’t want to teach you how to levitate, but I do want to bring your attention to the amazing benefits that yoga offers to the body, mind and spirit. It’s incredibly flexible (literally), and doesn’t require lifting heavy weights. All you need is some space, willingness to learn and a bottle of water.
Yoga for Beginners: How to Do Yoga for Absolute Beginners
Ever since the spiritual awakening has spread all around the world, people are turning to yoga for its incredible benefits, but what is even more intriguing is how big of a business it has become, which some people might think is not what yoga is all about. (I agree that it’s not, but it’s gonna be hard trying to eliminate a market where 20 million people spend $10 billion on yoga related products every year.)
My reason for suggesting to pick up yoga (also, meditation) is so you can calm your mind and concentrate on things you should be doing, instead of things you think you should be doing. Yoga is a great way to relax the mind, and when your mind is relaxed it automatically becomes more mindful. I can tell you from personal experience just how much my life has changed since I began studying and practicing meditation and yoga.
You get less frustrated by small things, and it becomes easier to see the bigger picture.
What happens after a yoga class?
It would be hard for me to try and explain to you all of the postures and breathing techniques you use in yoga, but it’s easy enough for me to encourage you to try it at least once and see for yourself, just how amazing you feel afterwards and if you wouldn’t want to return to that feeling more often :)
I love to write poetry after a good meditation/yoga session, my mind becomes still like water and that is where I can gain my inspiration from.
How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin (INFOGRAPHIC)