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Beginners guide to yoga

Beginners guide to yoga

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Published by Kotiko
This guide helps you to find:
- What is the difference between different types of Yoga
- What to look for when choosing yoga mat
- Other equipment that may be helpful
- Some good instructional yoga DVDs
This guide helps you to find:
- What is the difference between different types of Yoga
- What to look for when choosing yoga mat
- Other equipment that may be helpful
- Some good instructional yoga DVDs

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Beginners Guide to
YOGA
 
By: Preeti Bhatia
 
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Beginners Guide to
YOGA
 
www.komplettyoga.no
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eginner’s Guide t 
o Yoga 
 
Ancient Indian Yogis believed that the human body and mind areunited. Given the right environment, with the help of some basic techniques,the Yogis believed that both the body and the mind are capable of healingthemselves. These techniques which help unite the mind, body and spirit arecombined under the common title of Yoga. Practiced for centuries, the Yogaexercises help you get more in tune with your body posture and movementpatterns. They make your body flexible and relax and calm your mind,relieving daily stress.Depending on your goal you can choose a Yoga routine which suits you thebest. As a beginner to the world of Yoga, you can try one of the following Yogaexercise patterns:
Ashtanga Yoga
 Ashtanga Vinyasa
Yoga is a dynamicform of yoga. It combines a series ofpostures with breathing patternswhich induce profuse sweating.Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga ischaracterised by using the sameseries of positions every time whichleads to improved bodyconsciousness and a calm mind. It is a physical form of yoga that gives strengthand flexibility.Ashtanga Yoga was first taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. It waspassed to Sri K. Pattabi Jois in 1927, and to his grandson R. Sharath Jois, whotoday teaches the method.Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute:
 
http://kpjayi.org/The eight focal points of this form of Yoga are:
 
Yama (principles or moral code)
 
Niyama (personal disciplines)
 
Asana (yoga postures)
 
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YOGA
 
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Pranayama (yoga breathing)
 
Prayahara (withdrawal of senses)
 
Dharana (concentration on objects)
 
Dhyan (meditation)
 
Samadhi (salvation)
Power Yoga
Power Yoga,
more popularly known as ‘GymYoga’
, is a modernized version of the
 Ashtanga
Yoga. Power Yoga differs from
 Ashtanga
Yogabecause it does not restrict its postures to the
asanas
defined by
 Ashtanaga
Yoga. Power Yoga extends toinclude more vigorous exercises in its routine andcan be adapted to suit different people.Power Yoga is more a form of fitness Yoga and is usually practiced in gymsacross the globe. This form of Yoga combines the stretching
asanas
of
 Ashtanaga
Yoga and a more fitness focused physical exercise routine to keep the humanbody physically fit.
Hatha Yoga
Yogi Swatmarama, a Hindu Sage from the 15
th
Centuryintroduced the practice of
Hatha
Yoga. It is one of the twoforms of Yoga that focus on physical forms.
Hatha
is thecombining of opposing energies; the positive and thenegative, the male and the female, fire and ice. Itbalances the body and mind through various
asanas
,breathing exercises known as
 pranayama
and meditationexercises.The
Hatha
Yoga helps
improve the body’s physical health
by focusing on balance and strength and is structured to prepare the body formeditation.

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