Does anyone know What Is Yoga & What Are Its different types of yoga Benefits

pritishah

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Here I can give some basic yoga types with some tips and its benefits.

Yoga is one of the most popular physical practices across the world and there are legions of followers who swear by it. The benefits of yoga are also widely documented and you can hope to improve your strength, flexibility, and balance with regular practice. Yoga also helps release stress, quietens your thoughts, and helps you loosen up. There are a wide variety of yoga disciplines to choose from. However, it can just get a tad confusing if you are a beginner and don’t know your Kundalini from your Iyengar! Well, the thumb rule is to choose a style that is in sync with your current fitness levels and your personality.

Exploring the therapeutic effects of yoga and its ability to increase the quality of life
A 3,000 year old tradition, yoga, is now regarded in the Western world as a holistic approach to health and is classified by the National Institutes of Health as a form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). The word “yoga” comes from a Sanskrit root “yuj” which means union, or yoke, to join, and to direct and concentrate one's attention. Regular practice of yoga promotes strength, endurance, flexibility and facilitates characteristics of friendliness, compassion, and greater self-control, while cultivating a sense of calmness and well-being. Sustained practice also leads to important outcomes such as changes in life perspective, self-awareness and an improved sense of energy to live life fully and with genuine enjoyment. The practice of yoga produces a physiological state opposite to that of the flight-or-fight stress response and with that interruption in the stress response, a sense of balance and union between the mind and body can be achieved. Reference National Institute of Health.


Iyengar Yoga
Kundalini Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga
Vinyasa Yoga
Bikram Yoga
Hot Yoga
Kripalu Yoga
Jivamukti Yoga
Yin Yoga
Restorative Yoga
Prenatal Yoga
Anusara Yoga
Bizarre Yoga Trends


If all the types of yoga that we have listed above do not interest you, you can try some of these strange yoga practices listed here. Just don’t blame us for the consequences

Dog Yoga:
A favourite with pet owners, it involves doing yoga with their dogs. There’s some stretching and massaging and, believe it or not, meditating, with the pooches!

Goat Yoga:
Fancy having a goat hop around on your back when you do yoga? Well, that’s exactly what this practice introduced by Oregon yoga teacher Lainey Morse entails. The aim is to make you feel happy and loved as these goats cuddle up to you!

Naked Yoga:
Only for the supremely body confidence, nagna yoga or vivastra yoga as it is known in Sanskrit, involves doing asanas in the nude. The point is let go of self-consciousness and accept imperfections of the body.

Beer Yoga:
Can it get any better than this? Drink your favourite brew and lose the beer belly by doing yoga. Created by a group called ‘BierYoga’ (Beer Yoga) from Germany, it lets you strike your favourite pose with your favourite pint. Reference Femina.

What is yoga and how does it work?
Yoga is an ancient and complex practice, rooted in Indian philosophy. It began as a spiritual practice but has become popular as a way of promoting physical and mental well-being.

Although classical yoga also includes other elements, yoga as practiced in the United States typically emphasizes physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dyana). Popular yoga styles such as iyengar, bikram, and hatha yoga focus on these elements.

Yoga and two practices of Chinese origin—tai chi and qi gong—are sometimes called “meditative movement” practices. All three practices include both meditative elements and physical ones. Reference NCCIH.