What is yoga? Yoga an ancient physical as well spiritual discipline that started in India more than 5,000 years ago. The name Yoga originates from the Sanskrit word yuj, directly meaning join, yoke, or unite.
Beginning of yoga The earliest known philosopher was Patanjali Patanjali start the first write recorded which included so of the principles, philosophy and practices that people still follow today.
How does yoga work? Yoga works by focusing on a specific body part and your mind. This allows a integration of your mind, body, and soul. The ultimate goal is to reachkaivalya, which mean ultimate freedom.
Mind, body, and spirit Mind: In yoga you use your mind to help you concentrate on a specific part of your body. Body: During yoga you use movements to help you hold energy and focus it on other parts. Spirit: It is believed by using breathing techniques you can control the energy flow in your body.
Different Types of yoga Hatha yoga: Mainly focuses on integrating movements and breathing Iyengar yoga: Progresses focus on alignment and balance. Kundalini yoga: Progresses focus on meditation, chanting and the spiritual feel. Bikram yoga: Progresses focus on loosening muscles and help with chronic pain. Ashtanga yoga: Progresses focus on strength and endurance.
Why do yoga? Not only is yoga fun but it can help if you want to improve in any of these areas. High blood pressure Better mood Better quality of life Diabetes Strength and flexibility Asthma
What to bring and wear to yoga You should bring a Mat and a towel. In some cases you made need some foam blocks and cotton straps. While doing yoga you should be wearing unrestrictive clothes that will allow you to move and twist freely.