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means to "yoke" or "unite", as in uniting mind and body. This is accomplished through three components: breathing, postures and meditation. The ancient practice used poses and breathing exercises to help students to sit and meditate for long periods of time.
are the postures or poses in yoga
physical aspect of yoga. most people in the western world practice this. many varitions of yoga have evoleved from the classical indian yoga
what are the benefits of yoga?
Increased muscular strength and endurance
Increased body awareness
This type of breathing is thought to warm, humidify and filter the air coming into the body as well as increase focus.
This is also known as "victorious breath". It is an audible breath. This type of breath can be calming and assist in focusing. This breath is not used during final relaxation.
This is known as the complete breath. It can be purifying and energizing as well as calming.
three part breath
This type of breath is thought to reverse the physiological symptoms of stress. It is thought to lower heart rate and decrease blood pressure. It focuses on matching the length of the inhalation to the length of the exhalation.
This breath helps to move you deeper into a stretch. It focuses on exhalation.
This breath focuses on inhalation and lifts and expands the chest.
what are the different kinds of yoga?
ananda, lyengar, kundalini, sivananda, viniyoga, ashtanga, bikram, integral
main focus is a series of poses called "energization exercises". These exercises involve tensing and relaxing various muscles of the body, as well as breathing techniques to consciously direct energy (the body's life force) to different areas of the body.
ystem is a rigorous practice designed to strengthen and align the musculoskeletal system and balance the body's energy flow
is most often practiced in a well-heated room with temperatures pushing 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Classes consist of 26 challenging poses allowing students to develop muscle tone, balance and strength. Differing from Ashtanga yoga, there is more emphasis on holding poses and this type includes breathing exercises designed to produce an internal heat called tapas.
combines all the paths of yoga to benefit all aspects of the individual. The style unites postures, breathing exercises, selfless service, meditation, chanting, prayer and self-inquiry into one approach. Promoting peace and tolerance, this gentle, yet challenging style accentuates meditative practices over anatomical form. Sessions begin with 45 minutes of postures,
is probably the most practiced type of Hatha yoga in the Western world. Developed by B. K. S. Iyengar, the focus of this discipline is precision in performance while concentrating on improving injuries and structural imbalances. Due to the emphasis on detail, refined movements, and precise muscular and skeletal alignment, the pac
as been described as "meditation in motion." This gentle yet challenging, introspective practice advocates students to observe and release emotional and spiritual blockages through the poses. This inner-directed form of Hatha yoga consists of 3 stages. The first stage, called willful practice, focuses on postural alignment and coordination of breath and movement. This stage is followed by willful surrender in which postures are held for prolonged periods while expanding on the release of emotion and surrendering into the pose. The third and final stage, surrendering to the body's wisdom, is complete freedom of internal tensions, trust in the body's wisdom, and deep meditation throughout movement. Students at this stage are encouraged to explore spontaneous postures guided by the body's internal awareness.
is designed to stimulate the nervous system and leave the mind feeling sharp and alive. Through the use of breath, posture, chanting and meditation,
embraces a five-point philosophy, which includes proper exercise, breathing, deep relaxation, vegetarian diet, positive thinking and meditation.
is an empowering and transformative practice created by Sri T. Krishnamacharaya. Based on the principle of "sequential process," or vinyasa-krama, Viniyoga poses are synchronized to move with the pace of the breath so that inhalations and exhalations are articulated in varying lengths and ratios