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Yoga Prezi

World Religions Final Project

Abby Paterson

on 2 May 2013

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Yoga What is Yoga? Yoga is an ancient discipline in which physical postures, breath practice, meditation, and philosophical study are used as tools for achieving liberation Originated 5,000 or more years ago in India Yoga is one of 6 schools of Hindu philosophy Origin of Yoga Types of Yoga The process of yoking; union Yoga is found in Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh faith traditions Hatha Yoga Hatha originated in India in the 15th century.

This type of yoga is slow-paced, gentle, and focused on breathing and meditation.

Purpose: To introduce beginners to yoga with basic poses and relaxation techniques
Benefits: Relieves stress, provides physical exercise, and improves breathing Good for: Beginners and people wanting to learn the basics of yoga Vinyasa Yoga Much like Hatha, Vinyasa covers basic poses and breath-synchronized movement. This variety of Hatha yoga emphasizes on the Sun Salutation, a series of 12 poses where movement is matched to the breath. Purpose: To link the breath with movement and to build lean muscle mass throughout the body Benefits: Helps improve strength and flexibility, tones the abdominal muscles, and reduces the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes Good for: Beginners and advanced yogis alike seeking to strengthen their bodies Ashtanga yoga metaphorically focuses on eight limbs. Considered a form of power yoga, Ashtanga is fast-paced and intense with lunges and push-ups. Purpose: To help improve one’s spiritual self Benefits: Relieves stress, improves coordination, and helps with weight loss Good for: Fit people looking to maintain strength and stamina, and those who want to get in touch with their spiritual side Ashtanga Iyengar covers all eight aspects of Ashtanga yoga and focuses on bodily alignment.

Different props like straps, blankets, and blocks are used to assist in strengthening the body.

Standing poses are emphasized, and are often held for long periods of time. Purpose: To strengthen and bring the body into alignment
Benefits: Helps improve balance, speeds up recovery from an injury, and builds up body strength Good for: Beginners who want to learn the correct alignments in each pose and those with injuries, balance issues, and chronic medical conditions like arthritis Iyengar Also known as hot yoga, Bikram is practiced in a 95 to 100 degree room. It’s typically a series of 26 poses that allows for a loosening of tight muscles and sweating. Benefits: Speeds up recovery from an injury, enhances flexibility, and cleanses the body Good for: Beginners and advanced yogis alike who want to push themselves and those with physical injuries Purpose: To flush out toxins and to deeply stretch the muscles Yoga Poses By Abby Paterson Common
Terms OM (or Aum): Considered to be the first sound of creation. Om is frequently chanted before, after and/or during yoga classes Mantra ("tool or instrument of thought"): Sounds, syllables, words or groups of words that are repeated with the goal of creating a positive transformation; a sacred thought or a prayer Namaste: Commonly said at the end of yoga class by the instructor and the students.

One beautiful interpretation: I honor that place in you where the whole Universe resides. And when I am in that place in me and you are in that place in you, there is only one of us Savasana: Final relaxation; literally translated as "corpse pose" Ujjayi (a.k.a as Hissing Breath, Victorious Breath): A type of pranayama in which the lungs are fully expanded and the chest is puffed out; most often used in the vinyasa style The light in me acknowledges the light in you, Namaste. Sources:
And feel free to use in class if needed!

Definition: http://www.arlingtoncenter.org/Sanskrit-English.pdf

Types of Yoga:

Yoga Poses:

Common Yoga Terms
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