History of Yoga

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In modern times, Yoga is heading in a direction that concerns a great many people who honour and respect this age-old tradition. The history of Yoga spans from four to eight thousand years ago to the current day.

Introduction to Yoga

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Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means to unite or to join. People generally think that yoga is a series of exercises with twisted body poses, it is not so.

Pump your lifeline/bloodline with Yoga `Asanas`

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Asana also called sitting down in Sanskrit is a body position, typically associated with the practice of Yoga, intended primarily to restore and maintain a practitioner`s well-being, improve the body`s flexibility and vitality, and promote the ability to remain in seated meditation for extended periods.

Sit/Easy Position - Sukhasana

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A starting position that helps focus awareness on breathing and the body; helps trengthen lower back and open the groin and hips.

Tadasana- Improves posture, balance and self-awareness

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A deceptive pose in that it appears so simple that some students may ask - "why bother?" But just as there`s more to breathing than meets the eye, there is more to standing, too.

Forward Bend or Extension – Uttanasana

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Stretches the legs and spine, rests the heart and neck, relaxes mind and body begin standing straight in Mountain pose or Tadasana.

Warrior - Virabhadrasana

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Strengthens legs and arms; improves balance and concentration; builds confidence begin in mountain pose with feet together and hands at side.

Downward Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana

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Builds strength, flexibility and awareness; stretches the spine and hamstrings; rests the heart. Start on your hands and knees. Keep your legs about hip width apart and your arms shoulder width apart.

The Bridge - Sethu Bandhasa

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Increases flexibility and suppleness; strengthens the lower back and abdominal muscles; opens the chest.

The Corpse -- Savasana

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Relaxes and refreshes the body and mind, relieves stress and anxiety, quiets the mind Possibly the most important posture, the Corpse, also known as the Sponge, is as deceptively simple as Tadasana, the Mountain poses.

Yoga helps breast cancer patients

Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 10:38

A separate study released last month suggested that regular yoga practice by cardiac patients was able to cut irregular heartbeat episodes in half.

Naked yoga can benefit you psychologically

Last Updated: Sunday, July 10, 2011, 18:15

Going naked is the latest yoga trend, and those who have done it can swear by its benefits.