Discover Some Different Types of Yoga

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Yoga has become on of the most popular methods of losing weight and keeping fit in all parts of the world. Now there are different types of yoga which involves various postures and rules. But all of them aid in the well being of the humans and keep them fit both mentally and physically. Here you will get to know about different types of yoga.

Anusara Yoga

This is basically the newest form of yoga which was introduced in the year of 1997. The postures of this type of yoga are quite complicated at times but the spirit is playful and joyous. The message that is sent through this yoga is all about opening the heart and endeavor to connect yourself with the divinity.

Ashtanga Yoga

This type of yoga is explained in the book of Patanjali. He was from ancient India and there are two main constituents of this yoga. There are five Yamas and five Niyamas which aid in the spiritual upliftment along with the physical fitness.

The five yamas are Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya and Aparigraha. The five Niyamas are Shaucha, Santosha, Tapa, Swadhyaya and Ishwar-Pranidhan.

The methods of this yoga focus mainly on the limbs. This improves the flexibility of the body and also increases blood circulation. This is not suggested for the beginners but for the athletes who are looking forward to increasing their stamina. [Read more...]

Before You Begin Learn The Types Of Yoga

Yoga in the Middle East

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There are quite a few "types" of yoga. A traditional physical and mental discipline originating in India, yoga has been practiced for centuries, and is a sequence of positions and postures, synchronized with your breathing, designed to improve mind, body and soul. Ultimately, as you venture through the various stages, the result will be a more developed, focused mind, improved fitness and, if you are a spiritual person, a stronger connection with the universe! However, given the number of different styles of yoga, it's often difficult for future practitioners to know exactly where to begin or which type is most appropriate for them. [Read more...]

Types of Yoga

Yoga in the Middle East
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Yoga is more than a physical discipline of keeping fit. It's an ancient concept, and has a lot to do with the philosophical and the spiritual. Various types of yoga are being taught and practiced in today’s world and it is very important to choose the correct type of yoga. Each type has its own philosophies and practices. Some styles of yoga are meditative and focused on spiritual centeredness. Other styles of yoga are more physical and based on poses or exercises. Yogas that are more physical are called Asanas. Hatha yoga is a popular type; it focuses on breathing control. Mantra yoga focuses on chanting and can be a very spiritual practice. Power yoga is great for building stamina and strength. At any rate they all seem to provide similar benefits for your mind and body.

The varieties of poses flow one into another, always breathing through the nose. Kundalini yoga aims to awaken the potential energies at the base of the spine (Symbolised as a coiled snake) and direct this energy upwards through the spine and the Chakras thus bringing about increasing degrees of enlightenment. Bikram Yoga is the method of yoga that is a comprehensive workout that includes all the components of fitness: muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular flexibility and weight loss. Ashtanga, or power yoga, is designed to build strength and endurance. It is an aggressive workout where you move quickly from one pose to another. Ashtanga is for you if you're looking for a tough, physically challenging workout.

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