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Types Of Yoga Their Benefits
5 common types: Hatha is slow-paced, gentle, & focused on breathing & meditation. Vinyasa employs breath-synchronized movement for body strength. Ashtanga/power yoga is fast-paced & intense. Lyengar focuses on strength/body alignment. Bikram/hot yoga is for loosening of tight muscles & sweating. There are many others. A yoga instructor can guide you to types that best suit your needs.
Many yoga styles: There are at least 8 basic types of yoga. Hatha is often a gentle intro to basic yoga postures. Iyengar pays very meticulous attention to correct alignment using props ; blankets, etc. Restorative is very calming, vinyasa or "flow" is much more active with one pose moving into another. Ashtanga is physically demanding. Bikram or "hot" yoga is done in heated rooms. Http://tinyurl. Com/oaul28d.
Yoga: Power yoga is very active and exerting. To balance that out, you might enjoy yin or restorative yoga. These are slower, and you hold the postures longer -- allowing your body to relax into them. More props are used also. Http://www. Yogajournal. Com/practice/580/ http://www. Yogajournal. Com/basics/991.
Yoga ; kids: Yoga can start kids early in improving balance, strength, and flexibility. They can learn to calm their stress in a hurry-up world. Kids naturally love to move, and love to play. It's helpful for them to have a non-competitive way to move their bodies, especially for kids who are shy or who feel physically awkward. There are parent-child yoga classes which increase parent-child bonding too.
Lots: It's hard to say. I don't know anyone who has ever had regrets for doing yoga everyday. Yoga can change a lot in you emotionally, physically and spiritually. It does depend on how you practice and what you want out of it. The benefits can be enormous if you do it sensitively. Good luck.
Choose carefully: "test all things; hold fast to what is good." most christians believe in the golden rule, in applying the standards of reason to claim, in avoiding shunnig human-made superstitious practices, and of course we do not ask favors of the gods of polytheism. If a group focus on the physical or on mind-training without weird magic stuff, you should be fine. Ask in advance.See 1 more doctor answer
I read that it takes up to a year after doing vinyasa yoga in order to see results. Are there any short term, health benefits of doing vinyasa yoga?
Yes: It depends on what you mean by "results, " of course, but some people report feeling calmer, more centered, more connected, more flexible, in less pain, less distracted and so on after one session.
Depends: I am not an expert on yoga but on asthma. Many complementary treatments have been studied as a treatment for asthma and if they work they subjectively cause patients to feel better but I am not aware of objective evidence they affect the physiologic abnormalities in asthma. They may also help reduce stress and anxiety which burden us all.
Helps some issues: Bikram yoga, other kinds of yoga, and other physical and mental therapies, can all help with relaxing the mind and the body. Yoga poses can help with stretching muscles, improving flexibility an mobility, decreasing stiffness, removing pain, improving balance, etc... If done with a knowledgeable teacher, each person might be able to find additional benefits, which can vary from person to person.
Very useful for all!: I recommend meditation to everyone! Research shows that meditation has a wide variety of health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure & improving immune function, and thus may prevent serious illnesses including heart disease & cancer. It is one of the best methods of stress reduction & I believe every illness is worsened by stress. See www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/meditation/hq01070 for more.See 2 more doctor answers