12 Surprising Facts About Yoga That Will Amaze You

By Nidhi Singh

Orange Lightning

The word “yoga” comes from Sanskrit and it means “union”

Orange Lightning

Yoga is (at least) over 5000 years old!

Orange Lightning

Male practitioners are known as “Yogis” and female practitioners are known as “Yoginis”.

Orange Lightning

The original purpose of yoga was self-realization (to reach a state of liberation)

Orange Lightning

Around 300 million* people practice yoga worldwide

Orange Lightning

Of all yoga practitioners, 72% are female

Orange Lightning

The official count of yoga poses or asanas is 84.

Orange Lightning

Yoga refines and purifies 8 energy centers of the body called ‘chakras’.

Orange Lightning

Over 100 styles of yoga have evolved in the past couple of centuries.

Orange Lightning

Yoga has an injury rate of less than 10%.

Orange Lightning

Yoga relieves chronic pain in 89% of patients.

Orange Lightning

Yoga is the most commonly used complementary health approach in the US

Join our exclusive Sports Community

#MadeByFansForFans

Orange Lightning

KreedOn World