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  1. 1. Yoga By Sarah David
  2. 2. What is Yoga? An ancient tradition Originated more than 2000 years ago A means by which humankind could attain self –realization or enlightenment The health of the physical body as a route to improve the state of the mind Includes practice of postures Breathing exercises
  3. 3. Benefits of Yoga Gives you energy Relaxes mind and body Stretches and Tones Improves Flexibility Strengthen the spine Improves breathing Soothes the nervous system
  4. 4. Different types of yoga Bikram: Postures sequentially performed in a room preheated to 100 degrees Kundalini: mixes chanting, breathing and poses with more emphasis on chanting and breathing rather than getting postures right Ashtanga: ”workout” form of yoga, practice poses continually and quickly Iengar: Focuses on attention to detail and getting alignment to poses absolutely right Viniyoga: emphasis on healing and gentler than other styles, breath and movement of spine carefully integrated
  5. 5. KUNDALINI AND THE CHAKRAS Kundalini: is a practice derived from the Kundalini energy Energy lies dormant at the bottom of the spine Envisaged as a sleeping serpent We are born with this energy it lies dormant until activation Goal for meditation, to clear the Chakras to let the kundalini flow naturally.
  6. 6. Chakras-Energy centres Chakra Location Attributes When unbalanced Crown Top of head Wisdom Depression spirituality Lack of grounding Third Eye Between Intuition Headaches eyebrows Imagination Poor eyesight Throat Throat Communicatio Difficulty n communicating Creativity Emotions caught in throat Heart Heart area Forgiveness Anger Tolerance impatience Solar Between Assertion Anger plexus chest and Laughter Eating navel disorder Sacrum Below naval Creativity Jealousy Pleasure Possessivenes s Root Base of spine Grounding Violence Good health Anger 6
  7. 7. Yoga Poses Eagle pose Downward facing dog E a g l e Lunge pose Standing Balance pose- Warrior 3
  8. 8. Table showing Yoga Popularity SPORT PERCENTAGE 70 Yoga 16.0 60 Soccer 15.5 50 40 Swimming 63.5 % 30 Mountain biking 10.2 20 10 Weight lifting 37.5 0 Weight lifting Soccer Baseball biking Swimming yoga Tennis Tennis 12.6 Baseball 15.2
  9. 9. Yoga class Venues in Swansea Sketty, Bethel Monday Ashtanga Carol Shepherd United Reform 13.30 – 14.30 Toddlers and Tel:01792 522401 Church parents Hazel Court Thursday All levels Roanna Harstad Sketty Park 18.30 -20.00 Tel:07983378578 Birchgrove Wednesday Hatha Yoga Anne Hughes Community 19.30 – 21.00 Beginners Tel:01792 791641 Centre Shangrala Hatha Yoga all Anne Hughes Healing Centre, levels Tel:01792 791641 Tal-Y-Wendda farm SA7 9YD The Retreat Wednesday British Wheel of Carol Shepherd 24 Humphrey 10.30-12.00 Yoga Tel:01792 522401 street
  10. 10. Sources Photos from Creative commons by myyogaonline Class list by Sports table by Chakra system image by Images from Clipart Non ICT source book “Yoga”