There are many different approaches to modern yoga— though most forms have three core elements: physical postures, breathing exercises, and spiritual contemplation.This blend of physical and mental exercise is widely believed to have a unique set of health advantages. But is yoga actually beneficial to your health? 







Answer the questions:


  • What are yoga sutras?
  • What are some of the health advantages of practising yoga?
  • Why is it difficult to make specific claims about yoga’s advantages?
  • How does yoga improve fitness and flexibility?
  • What is the therapeutic role of yoga?
  • Which diseases can yoga cure?
  • How does the practice affect mental health?




  • robust – strong and healthy; vigorous
  • severity – seriousness



Practice makes perfect

Read the article: https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/yoga-brain-benefits-memory-decision-making-emotional-intelligence.html and decide if the sentences below are True or False:


1.Hippocampus, i.e. the region of the brain that is associated primarily with memory, diminishes as we age.

2. One needs to brood over his/her problems when doing yoga in order to develop his/her brain networks.

3. You’ll be less stressed unless you practise yoga regularly.

4. The longer you inhale, the calmer you are.

5. Practising yoga makes one tougher and more adaptable.



Key: 1. T; 2F; 3F; 4F; 5T


Use the words in bold to fill in the gaps in the sentences below:


robust               severity              exhale               diminish             adaptable              brood

1. The survivors in this life seem to be those who are ………….. to change.

2. The ………….. of his illness leaves little room for operation.

3. The side effects of this drug tend to ………… over time.

4. Just look at this ……….. young man.

5. She constantly ……….. about her family.

6. When you ……….., you breathe out the air that is in your lungs.



Key: 1.adaptable; 2. severity; 3. diminish; 4. robust; 5. broods; 6. exhale


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Yoga is a great option, because you’re already starting prone, on a mat.