What is Yoga?
The word ”yoga” literally means union . Wikipedia defines it as a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in Ancient India. Yoga is an art designed to harmonize the development of the body, mind, and spirit. If you are in search of a practical way to find balance in your life; then yoga is for you. No special skills required.
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Styles of Yoga
There are several types of Yoga. According to an article sourced from Mind Body Green
There are 14 main types. With these varying styles, you can most definitely find one to cater to your individual needs.
Bikram or Hot yoga
Health Benefits of Yoga
Yoga is a superb tool for staying healthy. It is preventative and restorative. Best of all, it is a completely natural way for the body to heal itself.
Physical Benefits include :
Increased flexibility Increased muscle tone
Improved respiration Improved energy and vitality
Maintaining a balanced metabolism Weight reduction
Improved cardio and circulatory health Boost Immunity
Improved Athletic Performance Protection from Injury
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Any yogini can attest that the practice of yoga is an exemplary combatant for stress. Stress can often present with symptoms of back and neck pain, sleeping problems and the list goes on. Its incorporation of movement and breathing techniques can boost :
Relaxation of the body
Improvement of mood
It can also aid with depression.
Common yoga poses or asanas include :
Downward facing Dig
Bridge Upward facing dog
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If I have convinced you and you want to give yoga a try you can find several helpful beginners videos on YouTube. For those of us who are more social, you can sign up for a class in your area. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Here are a few of the channels I have tried in the past :
Yoga with Adriene
So there you go are you psyched about getting started? Just grab a mat and begin your journey of total well-being today. I will list below a couple of other websites for more in-depth information. Happy Transformation Tuesday. It’s a new month do something good for yourself today. Namaste