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What is yoga?

What is yoga?

Many varieties: Yoga is a Hindu discipline of various techniques to integrate mind, body and spirit, improve physical health and grow spiritually. There are many types of yoga. Hatha yoga, the stretches that improve physical health, is very popular but the forms that emphasize meditation and breathing are also very beneficial. See http://tinyurl.com/q5mrqxv for more detailed descriptions of diff. types of yoga. ...Read more

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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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What is hatha yoga?

What is hatha yoga?

Exercise Yoga: Hatha yoga is a popular, holistic yoga style/path that includes many core strengthening and stablization exercises, stress reduction techniques with emphasis on postures, purification, gestures, breathing, and meditation. ...Read more

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What is chair yoga?

What is chair yoga?

What is Yoga ?: This is the primary question. The chair is the prop. The meaning of yoga in itself is touch the divine self. And the practice of yoga are different ways to tap into the Divine self. One of the best books to read to try really understands what yoga is and what yogis are is the Bhagavad-Gita ...Read more

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How can yoga help you?

How can yoga help you?

Flexiblity, focus: Properly executed yoga can be a good way to gently stretch and strenghten muscles. It also can be mentally and physically relaxing . You can control the intensity of the pose as well, which can be a safeguard to injury. A qualified instructor is important at first. ...Read more

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Why is yoga good for you?

Why is yoga good for you?

Exercise: It allows you to stretch and tone while meditating. ...Read more

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Any tips for yoga at home?

Start slow: Start slow with basic positions, stretch well and have fun. ...Read more

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Which yoga is good for me?

Yoga is Healthy: All yoga is healthy. The only thing i could think otherwise is trying poses and stretches that are advanced too fast.. But a good yoga instructor will watch out for this for you. ...Read more

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Is hot yoga bad for health?

Is hot yoga bad for health?

It might not be: the best. A person's heart rate and core body temperature climbs significantly during a 90 minute hot yoga session, but your metabolic rate (the amount of calorie burning) rises about as much as if you were walking briskly. Women, on average, burn 330 calories, but your heart rate is quite high for that amount of work. The amount of perspiration may also sweat out sodium and potassium.Not the best ...Read more

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How to practice vinyasa yoga?

With intention: Find a teacher who appeals to your needs, make sure you have stretched well before the practice, don't forget to breathe and be mindful of your limitations while gently pushing yourself to your limit. ...Read more