It is unclear exactly when Yoga orignated, but scholars generally believe that it was from India 5,000 or more years ago from the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding. This practice of Yoga has been passed from teacher to student through oral and visual instruction.
Still, what is clear is that by incorporating exercise, breathing, and meditation, Yoga has endless benefits for all types of people.
Yoga is great for increasing energy because it helps warm your body up for the day.
There are a variety of poses in Yoga such as Standing, Twisting, Back Bending, and Seated. Each has its own set of benefits and combining a sequence with a variety will give you the best results and bring your body into balance thus increasing your energy throughout the day.
Twisting poses: release toxins from the body and help you to better digest food.
Back bending poses: keep your spine strong and flexible, which is important to injury and deterioration of healthy cartiledge and tissues.
Seated poses: increase flexibility and prevent injury.
Balance poses: increase concentration and increases balance to help prevent falls that can seriously injure your body as you age.
Standing poses: increase strength and form leaner muscle.