Yoga Benefits and Yoga in Saudi Arabia

Yoga Benefits and Yoga in Saudi Arabia

Dear Folks, 

all of you might have heard about or practiced Yoga. Have you heard about Yoga Benefits? You might also be aware that United Nations declared 21st June as International Yoga Day. Yoga is not just physical moves. These moves called Yoga Asanas are one of the 8 limbs or Angas of Yoga. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years in India. Yoga Sutras by Sage Patanjali is the text that summarised the 8 limbs of Yoga as we know it today.

Yoga Practices:

Yoga involves a combination of physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques that work in combination to calm the mind and nervous system while strengthening the body and internal organ functions. Numerous scientific studies have also validated the positive impact of Yoga on our physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Physical Benefits of Yoga: 

Yoga is that it promotes flexibility, strength, and balance. It is a low-impact exercise that can be done by people of all ages and levels of fitness. Studies have shown that regular practice of Yoga reduces chronic pain, improves heart health, lower blood pressure, and reduces risk of Type 2 Diabetes. If you are an athlete, regular Yoga stretching will improve your performance too. If you want to know what Sanatana Yoga Academy offers as online courses relating to Yoga and Yoga for well-being, visit: https://sanatanayoga.com.au/online-courses/. If you prefer face-to-face group or one-to-one Yoga sessions, then check out our offerings here; https://sanatanayoga.com.au/live-events/.

Mental and Emotional Benefits of Yoga: 

Yoga is also incredibly helpful in enhancing mental and emotional well-being. Studies have shown that regular yoga practice can reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, reduce stress levels, and improve sleep quality by activating relaxation responses in the body. Yoga practitioners often find that their mindfulness improves and are more aware of the impact of their words, thoughts, and actions on themselves and others. If you try Yoga for Stress sessions you will realise how calm you feel at the end of your first session.

Traditionally it was known to Yogis that Yoga practice helps to balance the mind, body, and spirit, promoting harmony and inner peace. Yoga is also known to help you connect with your inner being or self and develop a sense of purpose in life. The spiritual aspects of Yoga termed Yama, Niyama, Prathyahara, and Samadhi are often overlooked in many Yoga teaching sessions, and be an integral part of Yoga practice.

When we approach Yoga and develop a holistic Yoga practice, we can experience a sense of connectivity with everything around us and wholeness and harmony in our lives.

How Nauf from Saudi Arabia overcame her physical challenges with Yoga:

Having read the above here is a real-life story of Yoga has helped Nauf Al Mawaai overcome health issues in her life and also how Yoga has found acceptance in Saudi Arabia thanks to the work of Nauf.

Read more about Nauf’s journey to Yoga here,  

https://english.alarabiya.net/life-style/healthy-living/2018/09/07/How-Saudi-Arabia-s-Nouf-Marwaai-used-yoga-as-a-tool-to-beat-cancer

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