Yoga originally comes from India. It claims to improve health and happiness. Many people think that yoga is just stretching. There is some stretching involved, but yoga is really about creating balance in the body by becoming stronger and more flexible. People that practice Yoga use various methods such as breathing techniques and exercise.
There are several different kinds of Yoga. Two of the most common types of Yoga are Rajayoga and Hathayoga. Rajayoga is about exercising the mind. People who do this type of Yoga say it makes them feel relaxed and calm. Hathayoga is about exercising the body. People that take part in this kind of Yoga say it makes them feel stronger and more flexible.
People have been doing Yoga for over 500 years. Recently, some schools in England have started Yoga lessons for children. About 15 schools in England have lessons from Sunita Poddar. She has been a Yoga teacher for more than 20 years. She hopes that the kids will become healthier and calmer. She also hopes that it will help the students concentrate and improve their studies.