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Yoga teaching has become one of the fastest growing professions in North America. As many as 30 million people practice yoga in the United States alone.
Although the practice of yoga has become widespread during the last 30 years, there are still quite a few misconceptions about\nthis ancient method of self transformation. Here is a brief survey of the most common myths about yoga, and a look at what\nyoga is really all about.
I had already made the firm decision to do yoga class every day for two months, after reading Bikram Choudhury's introductory yoga book. He says, "Give us two months. We will change you." After living with years of back pain due to compressed lumbar discs and a sedentary lifestyle, I was ready for that change.
The science of Yoga emerged to counter all these problems and human sufferings. In recent times there is a growing awareness among the people about the efficacy and utility of Yoga and Nature Cure in keeping one fit at physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual planes.
Yoga means a holistic approach towards the cause and treatment of disease. According to Yoga, most of the diseases Mental, Psychosomatic and Physical originate in mind through wrong way of thinking, living and eating which is caused by attachment.
Svatmarama, who wrote a treatise on this subject after experiencing the nectar of samadhi (absorption of the soul) as Hatha Yoga Vidya or Hatha Yoga Pradeepika, gives guidelines from the practical point of view for a beginner to begin Yoga