September is National Yoga month. Yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years. The origins of Yoga began in Northern India and included sacred texts written on fragile palm leaves. Yoga is a compilation of physical, mental and spiritual practices that include breath control and meditation through specific body postures. Today, Yoga has become more modernized and has been easily incorporated into the lives of many individuals' wellness regimen.
Yoga has been known to lower blood pressure, increase flexibility, reduce insomnia and the more advanced yoga can even help strengthen and tone muscles. This month there are several yoga studios that are participating in National Yoga Month by providing one week of free Yoga. To try Yoga for one week in participating studios, you can sign up here: http://www.yogahealthfoundation.org/oneweekfreeyoga
And to help kickstart your Yoga week, we’re providing you with the top 4 basic Yoga positions to try at home or wherever you feel most at ease.
DOWNWARD DOG POSE
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