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Yoga Research Assignment

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Benefits of Yoga Types of Yoga Poses Random Sutras A sutras in yoga is a collection of classical writings by Patanjali about the yoga school of Indian philosophy and there are many different sutras.

One sutra is about nonviolence not just physically but also nonviolence wih words or thoughts.

Another sutra talks about initially being truthful or having integrity, so you cannot lie or be untruthful.

Another sutra is non stealing. We commonly know this as taking what is not ours, but it can also mean not taking more than what we need.

One sutra is non attachment. When your mind loses desire for objects that are seen or described.

Another sutra is commitment. Those who pursue with intensity and firm conviction achieve concentration. What is Yoga? There are many benefits that come from yoga. Some of these advantages include: Yoga Research Assignment There are many different types of yoga performed all around the world. Some of the most known types of yoga are, Bikram, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Kundalini.

Bikram yoga is a type of hatha yoga, performed with various postures and poses in a very hot room.

Hatha yoga is a form of yoga that is most common in America and focuses on simple physical postures for strengthening, stretching, and balancing the body.

Ashtanga yoga is an ancient form of yoga using the eight fold path of yoga as outlined by Patanjali that uses fast and powerful movements.

Kundalini yoga focuses on breath and movement and challenges its students both physically and mentally and also opens the heart, builds strength, and releases the energy located at the base of your spine. There many types of poses but the main two are seated or standing and inversion or bending. There are different benefits that come with both of these poses.

Seated poses help benefit your spine by releasing tension and increasing flexibility. Seated yoga also helps tone your core and strengthen abdomen and back muscles. Standing poses strengthen your legs and joints and muscles. It also increases your overall flexibility as well as improving your posture.

Inversion poses provide better mobility of the spine and better posture. It also relieves back pain and helps improve your digestive system. Bending poses help stretch your lower body and core muscles. It also calms the mind and relaxes the shoulders and arms. There are thousands of different postures in yoga. From beginners to experts, there are postures for everyone. Some beginning poses are the sun salutation, half lotus, and the tree.

Sun salutation is a series of 12 postures performed in a single flowing motion, which include the downward dog and the standing forward bend.

The half lotus position is where the left foot is placed up onto the right thigh and then the right leg is tucked underneath or vise versa.

The tree pose is where your left sole presses against your inner thigh while your hands are vertically straight up in the air, as you stand, or vise versa. Lauren Roach
Period 3
April 17, 2013 Where Did Yoga Originate From? Conclusion Yoga is a Hindu theistic philosophy which teaches the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation. Yoga is also a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being. No one knows when yoga officially started, but we do know it was from 5,000 to 10,000 years ago. The earliest forms of yoga were found in India. Many pieces of yoga can be found in Hindu or Buddhist beliefs. But still the basic forms of yoga are found all around the world and are passed down through much evolution. Yoga helps clean your blood of waste material.
You are able to bring more oxygen to your body.
It trains you to loosen your muscles and joints that are typically ignored.
It gets your blood flowing as you warm-up.
You build muscle strength.
Yoga gets you to focus on remote parts of your body.
You improve your flexibility.
Yoga helps your posture.
It can help lower your blood pressure which is beneficial for those with heart diseases.
Yoga also helps you feel more clam and less stressed out.
You are also mentally clear. Postures Yoga is a very universal exercise for any person of any age at any place in the world, starting from as long ago as 10,000 years. There are many different types and styles of yoga at different levels of difficulty. There is also a variety of postures such as the downward facing dog or the warrior pose. In the United States alone about 16 million Americans practice yoga and spend $5.7 billion dollars total of yoga equipment. There is even yoga that you and your dog can do together, called doga. I personally find yoga very soothing or relaxing to my mind. I also feel more alert and awakened after practicing yoga. I would love to continue yoga in small segments throughout the rest of the year because I find it very beneficial of all students who correctly do the poses. Works Cited "39 Interesting Facts About Yoga." 39 Interesting Facts about Yoga. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.

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