Yoga was originally a spiritual guide to balance body and soul through adherence to a specific lifestyle and through physical and mental exercises. The roots are hidden in Hinduism and the first texts mentioning yoga are already around 400 BC. Dated. Literally translated, the term derived from the Sankrist means to bind, harness, and harness, and can be understood as union or integration. Yoga is thus an Indian philosophical doctrine and belongs to the six classical schools (Darshanas) of Indian philosophy. It includes mental and physical exercises (asanas, pranayama, yama, niyama, kriyas, meditation and / or asceticism), which allow many different varieties.
Yoga brings together concentration, breath and movement and encourages or encourages the self-participation in the healing process. Patience is an important part of letting body, mind and emotions work together in a complex way. The movements are simple, because not the human adapts to the exercises, but the exercise to the person. The effect is in the foreground and not the perfection of the exercise. In contrast to normal strength training in yoga, the muscles are not thicker, but by the strain of the deep muscles, stronger. It is an overall concept that strengthens and tones the whole body equally and leads to a better posture. International studies have shown that yoga reduces risk factors such as increased blood lipid levels, obesity and vasoconstriction. But also blood levels improve, muscles relax, the immune system is strengthened and the hormone level rises. Meanwhile, doctors and health insurance funds have already discovered the positive effect of yoga on the patients and so programs are offered and in some cases reimbursed.