Yoga – A Scientific Art Form

The ancient Indian practice of Yoga has been gaining popularity in the recent past for its various benefits of helping one stay fit and healthy, slowing the process of aging, increasing flexibility, staying focused and leading a balanced life by stabilizing the mind and body. But, how much does a practitioner of Yoga understand the significance of this art?
Yoga is an anatomically connecting ancient practice rejuvenating every cell and muscle fiber in the human body while helping its practitioners understand their body in depth. It is one of the only practices which help in connecting with the fasciae of various muscles which is the reason one attains high flexibility.
There are a number of Yoga styles like Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Kundalini, Bikram that can be practiced. While each style has its own benefits, students of Yoga must know their body and choose the style they enjoy practicing most to have fun while reaping its various benefits. Yoga is not only about getting the posture right; it is also about getting to know the functioning of your internal muscles.
The advantage lies in the process of going into an asana step by step, with thorough understanding, while retaining the end posture to your comfort level, and not about the number of postures you can assume. Timing yourself in each posture helps in gauging your progress.
The science behind Yoga is simple. It is to elevate your understanding of the mind and body. For practitioners, students and teachers of this science, it is vital to know the functioning of the human body. Fortunately, there is no right or wrong in Yoga and it is highly unlikely to injure yourself. All you have to do is understand this art form, while understanding your body and learning to listen to it by practicing religiously.