Health Glossary - For Everyone

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What is yoga?

Yoga is a spiritual science which comes from India. Yoga has existed for over five thousand of years.

Yoga encompass the entire field of existence - the physical, emotional and mental to the spiritual. Yoga methods include ethical disciplines, physical postures, breath control, as well as meditation.

The physical foundation of yoga is a series of structured poses (asana's) performed with awareness of breath and pose.

Yoga comes from the Sanskrit language and means to "yoke," or bring together the mind, body, and soul.

There are many types of yoga, some of the more popular ones are:


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Important yoga facts

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Why yoga is important

Yoga has many health of benefits:

Important: Before starting any exercise program, it is important to check with your doctor, especially if you have any type of health condition.


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Last reviewed: 30 September 2007 || Last updated: 14 March 2010


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More information

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NOTE: Mega doses of any type of vitamin, mineral, amino acid or herbal supplement cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of complementary supplements.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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