Benefits of Yoga

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on March 25, 2022 and last updated on July 23, 2023

Talking bout the Benefits of Yoga offers a valuable opportunity to enhance language skills while exploring a practice that promotes overall well-being. This introduction delves into the physical, mental and emotional advantages of yoga, exposing learners to descriptive vocabulary and expressions to articulate the transformative effects.

By understanding its impact on flexibility, stress reduction and mindfulness, English learners can broaden their vocabulary, practice listening comprehension and engage in meaningful discussions.

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.

Benefits of Yoga Review

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

Rooted in ancient practices, yoga has transcended time and cultures to become a widely embraced discipline. Delving into its therapeutic effects on the body and mind, we unveil the transformative power of yoga as a tool for relaxation, self-discovery and inner harmony. Embracing the benefits of yoga can lead individuals towards a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

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

Conversation Questions

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  • Have you ever tried Yoga?
  • What are the benefits of practising Yoga?
  • How does yoga help in improving physical flexibility and strength?
  • What are the mental benefits of practicing yoga, such as reducing stress and promoting relaxation?
  • How does practicing yoga impact your focus and mindfulness in daily life?
  • In your opinion, is yoga more effective in improving overall well-being compared to other forms of exercise?
  • What do you think people like most about yoga?
  • Should yoga be considered a spiritual practice, or can it be practiced purely for its physical and mental benefits?
  • Why do you think some people dislike Yoga?
  • Is it necessary for schools and workplaces to introduce yoga classes as part of their wellness programs?
  • Is it essential to have a qualified instructor to learn yoga, or can it be effectively learned through online resources and self-practice?
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.