“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace. Did you know?” Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian Yogi who taught Kriya Yoga to millions around the world. Here are many other facts about yoga that we bet you didn’t know.

1) Lord Shiva
The supreme Yoga God: Did you know? According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva is the supreme Yoga God. Lord Shiva taught us about the unfolding power of yoga for our personal well-being and upliftment of the human race as a whole.

2) Yogic Suicide
Yes, it’s true, there is a thing called Yogic suicide, but is it really a suicide? Well, Yogic Suicide is also known as Samadhi. In this Yogis intentionally and happily merge with the stillness of the universe.

3) A cure for hangover
Now, get rid of the hangover from the crazy last night with yoga. Fish pose and shoulder stand are some of the Yoga poses that will help you to beat the hangover.

4) Doga
‘Doga’ is a type of Yoga done to improve relationships and to achieve harmony with the pets. Suzi Teitelman started ‘Yoga for Dogs’ in 2002 in New York. Captivating much?

5) Yoga helps us to get rid of Sleeping Disorder
There is really nothing a little Yoga can’t do! Harvard Medical School study found that eight weeks of daily Yoga practice can solve the problem of Insomnia. Do Yoga every-day to solve your sleeping problems.

6) The world’s oldest yoga Instructor
According to Guinness world record, the oldest Yogini, a 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch has been teaching Yoga since for more than 75 years. Despite having had three hip replacements, she isn’t slowing down.

7) Lotus Flower Pose
The famous Padmasana or Lotus Pose is a crossed- leg sitting asana is meant to justify the perfect symmetry and eternal beauty of a lotus flower. This asana helps us in calming mind and alleviating various physical ailments.

8) Yoga can solve your problem of overeating
Studies claim that the regular practice of yoga can help to curb our unnecessary food cravings. Yoga increases the awareness of physical and emotional sensations associated with eating.

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