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yuj.Yoga. means to yoke or bind A male who practices yoga: yogi. Sanskrit word. yogini. Hatha Yoga: sequences of yoga postures Many different styles of yoga . A female practitioner.
became popular in 1960s First text written by an Indian sage. in 1800s. Patanjali Created eight limbs of yoga: yamas (restraints) niyamas (observances) asana (postures) .000 years Came to U.S.History Dates back at least 5.
& breathing & meditation .pranayama (breathing) pratyahara (withdrawal of senses) dharana (concentration) dhyani (meditation) samadhi (absorption) Most westerners focus on asanas.
posture Promotes relaxation. better quality sleep Lightens mood & many more individual benefits are noted by yoga students . focus.Potential Benefits Increases flexibility Strengthens core Tones muscles Improves balance.
Miller (2004) Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness By Erich Schiffmann Websites: Yoga Journal Website http://www. http://www. sequences.com/ This site is neat in that it includes animated yoga poses to show you how to do the poses (click on Yoga Postures)! . descriptions of poses.yogajournal. "New to Yoga" that includes helpful introductory information about the practice.com/ There is a very good section entitled. and much more.Resources for Beginners: Books: Essential Yoga: An Illustrated Guide by Olivia H.hathayogalesson.
Rodney Yee.M. .M. This set is especially for busy people who want to reap the full benefits of yoga as a means to relax and keep fit.Videos Living Yoga . relax your mind. gain some energy and feel healthier. Loosen your muscles./P. and Yoga Journal are good. Most videos by Patricia Walden.A. while Patricia Walden's evening (PM) poses are more advanced. Rodney Yee's morning (AM) practice is good for beginners.