Yoga is an ancient practice that was used to balance the spiritual, physical, and mental health. There are many different types of yoga, but the most commonly used now is asana which is the physical practice. Yoga reduces stress and anxiety, and improves your balance, flexibility, and strength. I chose yoga because it helps me reduce stress and anxiety from my difficult junior year. Yoga is a good way to decompress and improve my mood and I think everyone should try it at least once.
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Yoga was first used in ancient India to harmonize the mind, spirit, and body. It helps with strength, flexibility, posture, and balance. Not until the 1980’s did it become a well liked form of exercise.
Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and was first started in India. The word yoga comes from a Sanskrit word yuj which means to bind. There are many different types of yoga but the most common is asana, the physical practice. The two most important chemicals in yoga are GABA and serotonin because they both reduce stress and anxiety. With regular practice, your overall mood will increase and you can handle stressful situations easier.
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Casie is a Junior at Billings Senior High School. She is a cheerleader and is involved with student summit. In her free time she likes to hangout with friends and family, fishing, adventuring, and boating. She plans to go to college after high school.