What is hatha yoga?
Yoga for health
What does "hatha" mean?
force or physical
What does "yogi" mean?
yoke or union
Yoga does what for the body?
strength, flexibility, endurance, balance
Who is the father of yoga?
What language is yoga in?
What are the "landscapes" of yoga?
Mountain 1,2, and 3
Valley 1 and 2
What occurs during mountain 1?
warm up and stretching
What occurs during valley 1?
What occurs during mountain 2?
Work phase - warriors
What occurs during valley 2?
Standing balance where your head must be above your heart
What occurs during mountain 3?
Seat and supine work, deep stretching (nap time)
What are the 7 principles of alignment?
-establish base and dynamic tension (good base)
-creating core stability
-align the spine (kyphosis rounded back) ab ptosis (tummy out)
-Softening and aligning knees
-Relaxing the shoulders back and down (scapular retraction and depression)
-hinging at the hips (keeps a neutral spine)
-shortening lever (hands to the side and not the front)
What are the 9 benefits of yoga?
-strengthens muscles and joints
-defines the physique
-improves focus and concentration
-promotes a relaxed and clear mind
-aids in stress management
-decreases some diseases
What are the eight limbs of yoga?
What are yamas?
How we interact with others (5)
What are the niyamas?
How we interact with ourselves (5)
dedication to God
What is Asana?
What is pranayama?
What is Pratyahara?
Withdrawal of senses from distractions of outside world
What is dharana?
Concentration on object, place, subject; meditation with effort
What is dyhana?
Concentration or meditation becomes effortless
Live in the world, but rise above it
What is the three part breath?
Chest, ribs, and lower belly
What is a sinking breath?
What is an expanding breath?
What is a relaxation breath?
A relaxing breath
What is the breath of fire?
A cleansing breath that resemble hyperventilation
What is ujjayi breath?
Makes you aware of how you are breathing
Where do you always breathe through?
What are all the types of breathing?
3 part breath, sinking, expanding, relaxation, fire, ujjayi
What are the types of yoga?
What is Iyengar yoga?
concentrates on the precise alignment
What is restorative yoga?
What is Vinyasa yoga?
flow yoga that is continuous movements
What is bikram yoga?
hot yoga, cleansing, lots of sweating
What is the essence of practice?
breathing, feeling, listening to our bodies, letting go of competition, judgement, and expectation