Things you might not have known about yoga

Some interesting facts and information about yoga

Yoga is a fascinating subject when you get into it. Many people practice yoga but are not aware of its interesting history or facts. Here we just touch on a few …

  • Yoga is over 5,000 years old and originates in India.
  • Sanskrit is the official language of yoga
  • Yoga has 66 recognised poses
  • In the US over $5 billion is spent on yoga each year
  • Around 75% of yogis are women and 25% men
  • Yoga is actually more a breathing exercise than anything else
  • The oldest yoga teacher is said to be 85 years old
  • For every 30 minutes of yoga you should allow 5 minutes of complete rest
  • Ancient yogi belief is that we only have a limited number of breaths in our life – sos the slower you breathe, the longer you live.

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Interesting yoga facts and information