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Transcript of Yoga
generic term for any yoga that teaches physical postures
gentle introduction to the most basic yoga postures
Doesn't usually work up sweat but helps you feel longer, looser, and more relaxed.
5. Hot Yoga
very similar to Bikram, just have a small deviation in the sequence
You'll sweat BUCKETS!
8 Major Yoga Styles
& Vinyasa Yoga
2. Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga yoga is based on ancient teachings of yoga. This type of yoga is similar to Vinyasa yoga. The two slightly differ because Ashtanga always performs the same poses in the exact same order. This style of yoga gets very hot, sweaty and physically demanding. On the bright side it detoxifies muscles and organs, and improves circulation, flexibility, stamina and calms the mind.
History of Yoga
The exact history and origin of yoga isn't certain but it is known that it originated from the East. It first began in ancient India to insure permanent peace. The practice first began around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE.
The literal term of yoga emerged from two roots: yujir yoga (to yoke) or yuj samādhau (to concentrate).
Yoga traditions first began in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Yoga didn't become popular to the western public until the mid-19th century. It was used a lot for exercise and endorsed by many celebrities. Yoga entered a popular boom in the 1980's when it was connected to heart health. In the last 10 years the amount of people practicing yoga has risen from 4 million to 20 million.
Yoga: Theory & Practice
1. Anusara Yoga
Anusara yoga was made in 1997 and was based on the belief that all people are filled with intrinsic goodness. This type of yoga was made to help students open their hearts, experience grace, and let inner goodness shine through.
3. Bikram Yoga:
series of 26 poses
classes are in artificially heated rooms (95-105 degrees)
made to improve muscular endurance and strength, cardiovascular flexibility, and weight loss.
Each style of yoga is different and have different benefits
cleanses the body
flushes out toxins
Do you love McDonald's, but feel sick after eating it?
Don't go to the bathroom often enough?
Then Bikram Yoga is for You!
good for beginners
Are you stressed because you have a heavy schedule?
Are you stressing about an upcoming test?
Then Hatha Yoga is for You!
Are you Clumsy?
Are you recovering from an injury or undergo physiotherapy?
Do you have arthritis? Bad Back? Bad Neck?
Then Iyengar Yoga is for You!
6. Iyengar Yoga
most strict with proper alignment in poses
usually use props, like: blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters, rope wall, etc.
physically and mentally challenging
best if you've had an injury, or have a chronic condition
helps improve balance
speeds up recoveryfrom an injury
good for people with arthritis
Do you feel tension or drama within your group of friends?
Nervous for an upcoming event?
Feeling anxious preparing for exams?
Then Restorative Yoga is for you!
7. Restorative Yoga
soothes away frayed nerves
use bolsters, blankets, and blocks to help students pose with no effort
restorative yoga can be more rejuvenating than a nap
Do You like going to the gym?
Do you get mad easily?
Are you an angry driver? Bad road rage?
8. Vinyasa Yoga
series of 12 poses
known for fluid movement, and intensive practices
done smoothly to transition from pose to pose, linked each breath to a movement
no two vinyasa classes will be the same
intensity of practice is similar to Ashtanga
improves strength and flexibility
reduces risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
Other types of Yoga:
White Lotus Yoga
& many more styles
Yoga is proven to reduce stress and anxiety, elevate mood, and increase physical fitness and agility
Although yoga is historically a spiritual discipline,
it has also been used clinically as a therapeutic intervention
Yoga has been shown to improve cardiovascular and respiratory health.
Yoga helps a person achieve feelings of self-worth, harmony and empowerment, as well as health and well-being
thus allowing and empowering them to become calm, centered and grounded, so they can move forward with hope, strength and a positive outlook.
Yoga can be done anywhere your heart desires.
Yoga is a nourishing place to leave the stresses of your busy life behind and experience wellness of body mind and soul.
A mold found in the Indius Valley
Hindu depiction of their philosophy