Yoga Helps the World for Better Mind and Robust Body

Yoga: The literal meaning of the word Yoga is“Add”. India is the place Yoga has originated a long time back to the mythological times ( over 5000 years). Another meaning is ‘remain positive in all you do’. All in all, it is the practice of the idea that mind and the body are one. The word ‘Yog’ originated in India. The ultimate object of Yoga is to associate oneself with the higher being or attain greater awareness or a state of mind, where there is no stress or strife.

One is always remaining focused on the beneficial effects of breath and enhancing the cosmic energy in a physical world that is the human body of the participant.

Many trends for training or workouts come and go in the way people exercise or work out. Yoga is here to stay – always constant and steady and in harmony. It is a mixture of keeping the mind and body in a state of bliss. There is no error or fear but a feeling of peace. It is much more than just burning the calories. It includes slow and steady of stretching the muscles and mind relaxation by controlling thoughts or meditating while breathing and moving the limbs. It can also mean to attain a state of increased calmness; or otherwise, reduce levels of pain, anxiety, stress or anger.

Now we consider different types of Yoga:

In Patanjali Yoga, the intensity is slow and gentle and builds up after getting introduced. It blends the stages as follows: Always concentrating on the breath following the movements of the body. First, lying on the back for various stretches, second, remaining in the stomach and in the third stage in sitting posture. One can do the jogging or aerobics steps either before or after the yoga asanas to have a good circulation of blood and generating heat before starting ti pranayamas.

In general, the one must perform yoga with positive motivation to get good results.

The Hatha & Iyengar have the same line of thought as the Patanjali just mentioned above.

Kundalini: It derives its name through a focus on awakening Kundalini energy stored in the bottom of the spine through constant practice of meditation, pranayamas, chanting mantras, performing asanas.

Vinyasa. A set of posture that slide easily into one another.

Bikram and Power yogas are much fast and more aggressive. They get practiced in controlled conditions of temperature, place and time. The modern age Yoga is named Power or Bikram, and some have got westernized names like Blue or Red Yoga. There are over 100 different types.

Yoga affects and covers all areas and muscles of the body so that no body part remains. The central part of the body’s muscles, fat need tackling in most of the cases. Noka asana or Boat pose can take care of the love handles ( areas around waist).The power of your yoga practice depends on which form of yoga you choose.

It is essential that one starts yoga under a trained teacher of any particular Yoga type.

Following Poses appear in all the Yoga systems.

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Tree pose: Photo Credit: Wikipedia

2) Triangle Pose

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Triangle pose: Photo Credit: Wikipedia

3) Chair pose

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Chair pose: Photo Credit: Wikipedia

4)Warier PoseScreen shot 2016-05-26 at 8.45.26 PM

Warrior poses: Photo Credit: Wikipedia
5) Butterfly pose

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Photo Credit: Onlineyoga.com

6) Child poses

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7) Bridge Pose

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8) Spinal Twist

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9) Upward Facing Dog

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Photo credit: yogajournal.com

10) Downward Facing dog

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Photo Credit: atozyoga.com

11) Plank Bridge

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12)Mountain Pose

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Harinder

Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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