Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yoga for Body and Soul

Here in our city in china, we could see yoga house or center nearly everywhere. 5 years before, we seldom heard about the worlds "Yoga" or have any idea about this mankind's oldest activities and also the mysterious one. But now, yoga has become one of the most popular health trends around.

The same situation with the west. Yoga was practically unknown to the West until the 1960s, when popular culture began to show an interest in Eastern religions. Pop culture icons, such as the Beatles, helped popularize yoga by showing interest in yogic meditation. People began to look at yoga as a way to find peace of mind in a world that was anything but peaceful.

The psychology and meditation part must be the main reason for its wildspread popularity, expecially under this busy world, where pressure is everywhere. Yoga is a healthy exercise that calms the mind and soul.

I throw myself into this hot trend recently and just brought a yoga mat to starting from the basics. It's a simple start since it just requires a yoga mat. In fact, there are so many people who want to learn yoga that yoga schools across my city are having difficulty keeping up with the demand. Judging by its popularity, yoga is as useful for solving the problems of today as it was for solving the problems 5,000 years ago.


Anonymous said...

Our upcoming Intensive Yoga Retreat will be held in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia from February 26th to March 1st, 2010.

This intensive retreat will be starting from February 26th Friday 2:30pm and finished on March 1st Monday 12 noon.

It is open to all levels. We keep our retreat in a small group to ensure that there will be maximum attention for all our participants.

The retreat venue will be at the Hillview Inn in Tanah Rata.

The retreat fees is RM 1620 for single room and RM 1470 per person for twin sharing.

Fees include meals, accommodation, teaching, a Yoga Now T-shirt and strawberries. Meals will be simple nutritious vegetarian food.

Yoga Mat Accessories said...

I think I am going to agree with that. Yoga is for body and soul. Yoga is not just for our body but also for our soul. It relaxes our body and soul.