Yoga is an ancient physical and spiritual discipline and branch of philosophy that originated in India reportedly more than 5,000 years ago. In recent years, it has become a popular form of exercise taught in many studios throughout the world.
Practicing yoga provides health and mental well-being. We strongly believe that it can ease many of our society’s ills including crime, anxiety, depression, addiction, among others. Yoga has something for everyone and can make a difference to someone who is seven years old and someone who is seventy years old. It can help every human being.
In its full form, it combines physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and a distinct philosophy. There are numerous styles of yoga. Hatha yoga, commonly practiced in the United States and Europe, emphasizes postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. Hatha yoga styles include Ananda, Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, Iyengar, Kripalu, Kundalini, Viniyoga, and others.
According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey on the use of complementary health approaches by Americans, it is the sixth most commonly used complementary health practice among adults. More than 13 million adults practiced it in the previous year, and between the 2002 and 2007 NHIS, use of it among adults increased by 1 percent (or approximately 3 million people). The 2007 survey also found that more than 1.5 million children practiced yoga in the previous year.
Many people who practice yoga do so to maintain their health and well-being, improve physical fitness, relieve stress, and enhance quality of life. In addition, they may be addressing specific health conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, and anxiety.
Yoga classes are available at:
Farmington Martial Arts Academy: Wednesday at 6:15pm
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Farmington, Missouri Martial Arts
Secondary phone: (888) 978-KICK