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Yoga

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TERESA NGUYEN

on 5 May 2013

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Transcript of Yoga

Y G A Teresa Nguyen Reduces stress
Teaches relaxation and concentration techniques
Fun poses
Beneficial due to the emotional and physical changes all teens go through
Minimizes the negative effects of hormonal changes Helps in the rehabilitation period after having an injury
Helps lessen the risk of injury and recovery time by gaining strength and flexibility without straining muscles
relieves muscle tension and loosens joints, hips, hamstrings, and shoulders
Lowers blood pressure, mitigate aches and pains, and increases focus Risks of Yoga What is Yoga? MIND BODY SPIRIT FLUIDITY STRENGTH PHILOSPHY CONTROL FORCE KNOWLEDGE KARMA GROWTH WORK BALANCE YOGA FLOW JOY MOVEMENT LEARN POSES LOVE DE-STRESS HARMONY SPIRIT HEART HEALTH GYM NEW BREATHING HEALTHY POWER CALM WORLD LIVE SEE MEDITATION STRENGTH PRACTICE CREATE SLIM UNION LIVING HOPE CREATE HEALTH RELAXATION MIND FITNESS FLOW CALM CONTROL ACTIVE STRETCH Yoga originated in India about 5000 years ago YOGA S
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S THE WORD FROM THE SANSKRIT WORD "YUJ" meaning “to join or
yoke together,” Yoga is referred to throughout the 1. The Vedic Period
2. Pre Classical Period
3. Classical Period
4. Post Classical Period VEDAS Yoga history can be divded by: MIND BODY SPIRIT Yoga brings together... PHYSICAL MENTAL AND disciplines to achieve peacefulness of body and mind, helping you relax and manage stress and anxiety. M O V E M E N T S T R E N G T H F L E X I B I L I T Y M U S C L E C O N T R O L B R E A T H I N G T H OU G H T S The tradition of Yoga has always been passed on individually from teacher to student through oral teaching and practical demonstration. DIFFERENT TYPES OF YOGA - Hatha Yoga (Yoga of Postures)
- Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Devotion)
- Raja Yoga (Yoga of Self-Control)
- Jnana Yoga (Yoga of the Mind)
- Karma Yoga (Yoga of Service)
- Tantra Yoga (Yoga of Rituals) In general, yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching exercises, controlled breathing and relaxation. It is about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility.Yoga can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function. Hatha Yoga Hatha yoga focuses on asanas, or poses. A person who practices yoga goes through a series of specific poses while controlling his or her breathing. Some types of yoga also involve meditation and chanting. Fast-paced form of yoga that helps to build flexibility, strength, concentration, and stamina. When doing Ashtanga yoga, a person moves quickly through a set of predetermined poses while remaining focused on deep breathing. Ashtanga Yoga
a.k.a "hot yoga." It is practiced in rooms that may be heated to more than 100°F (37.8°C) and focuses on stamina and purification. Focuses on slow stretches, flexibility, and deep breathing. focuses on precise alignment of the poses. Participants use "props" like blankets, straps, mats, blocks, and chairs.
This practice allows the body to fully relax by holding simple postures passively for extended periods of time. Similar to Ashtanga yoga, these are also very active forms of yoga that improve strength, flexibility, and stamina. Bikram Yoga Gentle Yoga Iyengar Yoga Restorative Yoga Kundalini yoga uses different poses, breathing techniques, chanting, and meditation to awaken life energy. Vinyasa/power yoga Kundalini Yoga Benefits
of Yoga Cardio, respiratory and circulatory health strong, toned, flexible body Relieves pain Relaxation Stress Relief Benefits for Athletes Injuries DIFFERENT TYPES
OF HATHA YOGA - knees
- back
- neck
- wrist Yoga is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. The poses can be done quickly in creating heat in the body through movement (vinyasa-style yoga) or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the tradition in which the teacher has trained. Yoga Practice One of the most difficult, but ultimately most liberating things about yoga is letting go of the ego and accepting that no one is better than anyone else. Everyone is just doing their best on any given day. Anyone can start a yoga practice, even if you don't feel like you are very flexible or very strong. These things will improve the longer you practice. Plank Pose Full Lotus
Cross-Legged
Pose Wheel Pose Bow Pose How Yoga Reduces Stress All the stress that we are subject to result in a great deal of physical tension in our bodies. Yoga reduces the stress and tension levels through the smooth stretches and controlled breathing. The muscles that are stretched out release the poisons and toxins in the body and generates an overall feeling of well being.

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