Yoga is a systematic practice of physical exercise, breath control, relaxation, diet control, and positive thinking and meditation aimed at developing harmony in the body, mind, and environment. The practice entails low-impact physical activity, postures (called asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), relaxation, and meditation. Most people are familiar with the physical poses or yoga positions but don’t know that yoga involves so much more.
Here are the different types of Yoga:
The word hatha means willful or forceful. hatha yoga refers physical exercises (known as asanas meaning postures), designed to align your muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the channels of the body so that energy can flow unobstructed.
Hatha is the branch of yoga in which we use as physical practices. including postures, breathwork, dietary selection, and other means – to build better control of our thoughts in order to move ultimately toward one-mindedness.
The word Vinyasa is derived from the word nyasa, meaning “to place,” and vi, meaning “in a special way.” This means that we are not “throwing our bodies around” but are bringing consciousness to each movement in each moment.
linking breath to movement, conciousness in motion. the expression of movement through how one think and feel, hence no two vinyasa classes are alike.
Yin is a slow, soothing, and meditative style of yoga that targets the deep connective tissues, fascia, ligaments, joints and bones in the body. It also focuses on stretching and stimulating different acupressure points from Traditional Chinese Medicine to stimulate and redirect Qi flow.
In Yin Yoga, we hold mostly passive poses for about three to five minutes to work beyond our superficial muscles.
The more we train our fascial system and deep tissues, the less dense and tight our bodies become as we age. yin poses hydrate our fascia and help slow the aging process.
It’s a mat-based, targeted mobility training method that helps students with stiff backs, locked up hips, and tight hamstrings. These classes are hugely popular in Europe because they deliver flexibility results quickly.
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