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People are more aware than ever of the health benefits of physical activity and fitness, says Wai Lana. regular exercise has been linked to a reduction in the risk of heart disease, strokes, and cancer. Although it is common knowledge that exercise helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints, reduces blood pressure, and promotes psychological well-being, there is increasing consensus among health and fitness experts that physical activity doesn't need to be strenuous to be effective. Yoga offers the perfect combination of strength and flexibility.
Yoga's roots date back around 5,000 years when it was established as a form of meditation. The word 'yoga' in Sanskrit means 'union' - practicing yoga ultimately brings one back in touch with the state of union, or oneness, that exists at the core of every being, she added.
Yoga is not only an excellent system for mind and body, it is a way to clear your mind and lift your mood so that you can adopt a more positive attitude to life.
By practicing yoga, you learn to open your heart which naturally increases your sense of gratitude for all that you have and all the life has to offer.
Gratitude is central to yoga and to positivity. It is also well known as an antidote to the depression and stress that afflict so many people in our modern, hectic world.