10 Facts You Never Knew About Yoga

You learn something new every day. 

  1. Yoga originated over 5,000 years ago in India, and was inspired by Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism
  2. The word yoga means “yoke” or “union”
  3. There are 19 different forms of yoga and 66 OFFICIAL yoga postures (of course there are always variations to them)
  4. Bikram (hot yoga) is practiced in 40 degrees Celsius and 50% humidity
  5. Hasyayoga/Laughter Yoga is practiced in over 60 countries
  6. Yoga can make you live longer
  7. Yoga can improve sexual performance
  8. Yoga can alleviate allergy symptoms
  9. Dawn is the best time to practice yoga because the air contains the most prana which means “life energy”
  10. The world’s largest yoga class took place in Jiwaji University in Gwalior, India on November 19, 2005, lasting 18 minutes and involving 29,973 participants

A little bonus I found…

YOGA RECORDS… say what?!

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  1. Longest Crow Pose on fists
  2. Longest held Boat Pose on a balancing board
  3. Longest held Lotus Pose
  4. Longest time holding Toe Squat

Everything mentioned in this post was found on the internet. Thanks Google!