Benefits of Yoga

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on March 25, 2022 and last updated on May 8, 2023

Yoga is a practice that originated in India, though it’s becoming more and more popular in the West. It’s characterized by poses, or “asanas,” which are linked together in sequences. The goal of yoga is to improve mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Yoga involves controlling the breath while performing postures. The practice can be done either with no music or with music that has a slow beat like classical Indian music or New Age music.

Yoga is used for physical exercise and for spiritual development. While it is much more than just a workout, there are a lot of benefits you can get from the practice of Yoga.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • practice (verb)
  • relaxation (noun)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • healthy (adjective)
  • workout (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • What are the benefits of practising Yoga?
  • Have you ever tried Yoga?
  • What do you think people like most about yoga?
  • Do you know anyone who does Yoga?
  • Why do you think some people dislike Yoga?
  • Do you think you will ever do Yoga?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.