The practice of Yoga has been around for thousands of years. According Vedic tradition, the sacred knowledge of Yoga has been around since the beginning of time. It was practiced and refined by the Brahmans, which are Vedic priests. The Vedic traditions were passed down from generation to generation by oral transmission for many thousands of years before anything was written.
Yoga is gaining more and more traction in Western Society. While there is still a lack of “science” to prove the benefits of Yoga, you can ask just about any practitioner and they will tell you that they see great improvements in their lives. Some of those benefits include, but are not limited to, cardio and circulatory health, increased flexibility, improved athletic performance and maintaining a balanced metabolism.
The greatest thing about Yoga is that there are many different styles that allow one to get the benefits that they seek. Some people enjoy the quieting of the mind Yoga that is more meditative. And others prefer the more physical Yoga that strains and pushes the body to exertion.
There are so many Yoga studios all over the country that it is now easier than ever to find one that is the perfect fit for you! I recommend doing a 30 day trial. They are usually inexpensive and allow you to try out the different teachers and classes so you can find the perfect one for you.