30 August 2011 – Where a decade ago yoga was an activity for low-impact exercise enthusiasts, it is now a widely spread trend that many western Yogi swear by, and the Internet is helping to further bolster its renown.
Yoga originally came from ancient India, spread throughout the East where other countries and traditions embraced it, altered it, or mingled it with their own treatment philosophies and methodologies, and then finally, it spread to the western hemisphere as well. It first became known in the 70s, though by then it was not even a cult hit.
But as the number of people who took yoga seriously grew, more and more people started noticing the benefits of the lifestyle or routine they adapted. After a couple of decades its benefits drove yoga to become a trend, until today, where yoga is widely accepted anywhere in the world as a form of exercise, meditation, or therapy.
Then came along the Internet. In the same way everything worth spreading has spread around cyberspace, yoga is taking flight. There are yoga classes and yoga courses in the Web – some are free, most otherwise. There is almost never insufficient information about yoga in the Internet.
The growth of the online Netizen population has helped yoga from being a trend spread by word and good faith to a trend spread by email and social networking media. Yoga communities both online and offline are popping up, and many yoga organizations have their own websites and website networks.
For the beginners, there are numerous yoga courses online that they can try.