What Is Yoga?

…who are intellectual. It aims to achieve liberation for its practitioners through the study of the yogic scriptures. It has been described as the most direct, yet at the same time the most difficult, of the branches of yoga

Tantra Yoga

Tantra Yoga has been greatly misunderstood. It is meant for those who are drawn to ritual and includes consecrated sexuality. The word “consecrated” is important, because it doesn’t mean license to practice orgies. In fact, one of its aspects is the withholding of ejaculation. Somewhat amusingly, given popular misconceptions, some schools of Tantra Yoga recommend celibacy! It is especially beneficial to those who like religious ceremonies and who get inspiration from them.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is the yoga of movement. It is the one most popularly attributed to yoga. It involves the use of various physical postures, all the while controlling and being conscious of the breath. It believes that in these postures and breath exercises, the entire being – mind, body and soul – is purified. It is especially good for those of a very physical nature and temperament.more

Meditation – relaxation and Spiritual Exploration

…Meditation originated from Buddhism. But we too have the chance of relaxation and spiritual exploration. Yoga and Meditation techniques have been adopted by new age spirituality. Many methods are taught in retreats. The idea is to be around like minded people, which will aid the renewal of the spirit, body and mind.

The benefits of “meditation” are not short of amazing. Y…more

Frequently Asked Yoga questions

…rough yoga you will find that you also will become more flexible just do not push yourself too hard. It takes time.

Do men do yoga? Yes of course. In fact yoga has become much more popular for men over the last few years. Men get all of the same benefits that women do such as increased flexibility, strength and stress reduction.

Where and when did yoga originate? Yoga is thousands and thousands of year…more

A Beginner’s guide to Popular Yoga Types

…anted to create a more light-hearted class open and beneficial to yoga students of all levels. It adds the positive philosophy associated with Tantra to the emphasis on physical alignment espoused by Iyengar.

Jivamukti – Inspired by Ashtanga yoga, Jivamukti promotes chanting, meditation and studies of the spiritual realm. These classes are found primarily in the U.S. and are quite physically challenging.

Sivananda – These yoga centers teach more than simple yoga classes. There are now over 80 such centers world wide, and they were founded by a student of Swami Sivananda. Their five basic principles are: 1. Proper exercise (Asana) 2. Proper breathing (Pranayama) 3. Proper diet (vegetarian) 4. Positive thoughts and meditation (Dhyana)

No matter which type of yoga you choose, always check with your doctor before starting a yoga, or any other kind of exercise regime.

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