International Yoga Day: Facts about Yoga

Today on the occasion of International Yoga Day , Team AAW tells you some interesting facts about Yoga which will surely amaze you.
  1.  Swami Vivekananda is credited for being the greatest proponent of Yoga in the West.
  2. According to Hindu mythology, Shiva is considered the Supreme Lord of Yoga.
  3. Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian yogi who taught Kriya Yoga to millions around the world.
  4. The Guinness Book of World Records currently lists 85-year-old Bette Calman from Australia as the world’s oldest yoga teacher.
  5. The largest yoga lesson was organised by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India (India) on the occasion of the first International Day of Yoga, on Rajpath, New Delhi, India, on 21 June 2015.
  6. It  is estimated that 250 million people around the world practice yoga, over 20 million of them in the US.
  7. Worldwide, yoga is estimated to be an $80 billion industry.
  8. The swastika is a yoga symbol that comes from the Sanskrit term Svastik, meaning “that which is associated with well-being.”
  9. Yoga has been called one of the first and most successful products of globalization.
  10. “Hot yoga,” or “Bikram yoga,” is under criticism from the larger yoga community for allegedly plagiarizing traditional Hatha yoga postures.
  11. Studies show that yoga reduces the risk of heart disease by improving arterial flow. Similarly, studies show that yoga also helps treat diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma.
  12. An Indian study claims that yoga can help premature ejaculation and can improve sex and may even prevent and treat sex problems by increasing the overall health of the cardiovascular system.