The Benefits of Yoga
Laura Lee - June 9, 2022

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

Yoga is one of the most famous exercises around the world. This is because it is very low maintenance yet very effective. You just need a mat, your willpower, and some motivation to practice all the yoga positions. This article will talk about how you can incorporate yoga into your everyday life just by ensuring some self-time.

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There are many types of yoga, the most prominent ones include Hatha. Hatha is known to be a physical sort of yoga that includes body movement rather than yoga postures which only include breathing exercises. Yoga challenges the person to experience new lengths of elasticity in their body. Moreover, yoga is known for maintaining a positive self-image of the body. Many gym enthusiasts focus on changing their body however, yoga gives the confidence to stand with your body with immense confidence. To enhance the key idea of body positivity, yoga studios do not have any mirrors which could make them feel conscious about their body in any way.

Therefore, yoga is used to treat multiple eating disorders in which people struggle with the amount of food they are consuming. Researchers have concluded that people who incorporated yoga in their daily routine were known to be more fit in their later ages as compared to people who performed other exercises. Furthermore, yoga is also known to reduce the likelihood of cardiovascular diseases. Another research was carried out which concluded that daily yoga not only reduces the likelihood of multiple diseases but also helps to reduce multiple coronary heart diseases. It is also known to minimize stress and reduce any worries. So you should definitely incorporate any form of yoga because of its massive health benefits.