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How To Do Yoga and Weightlifting Supersets

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How To Do Yoga and Weightlifting Supersets, For some yogis, this post may offend, or at least seem like a joke of a workout. However, I assure you that doing superset yoga and weightlifting workouts is no joke. It’s actually very effective and saves a great deal of time in the gym (or working out at home). It’s not often you see people who lift weights stretching between sets or after a weight lifting workout. You might see the odd stretching of the chest muscle, but that’s […]

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Seven Types of Yoga

Exploring the Different Types of Yoga

Seven Types of Yoga, One of the best things about yoga is that it is easy on the body. Anyone, of any fitness level, age or gender can do it. Even those with previous injuries or physical ailments can do yoga. You have the ability to start out slowly performing some of the easier positions and then work your way up to the more difficult stances. For those who are very fit, some yoga offers a much more intensive workout, so there is definitely something for everyone. […]

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Benefits of Practicing Yoga

Exploring the Different Types of Yoga

Benefits of Practicing Yoga, The benefits of yoga vary depending on the type of yoga practiced. Although many forms of yoga practice are safe, some are strenuous and may not be appropriate for everyone. With easier movements performed at a slower pace than more advanced forms of yoga, hatha yoga is perfect for beginners seeking the benefits of yoga. There are many styles of yoga asana practice including Ashtanga, Integral, Iyengar, Kundalini and Bikram. Hatha is one of the most common styles of yoga, and some beginners […]

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The Types of Yoga

Exploring the Different Types of Yoga

The term “yoga” is applied to an assortment of practices and methods that also include Hindu, Jain and Buddhist practices. In Hinduism these practices include Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Laya Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga Yoga Sutras of Pantajali, which are the oldest known written compilation about yoga, include the Raja Yoga or the Ashtanga Yoga, (the eight limbs to be practiced to attain Samadhi). The ultimate aim of the yoga practice is to obtain Samadhi or unity of the individual self with the Supreme Being. […]

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Why Rishikesh Is Best for Yoga Teacher Training

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Rishikesh, the spiritual capital of India is also known as the Yoga capital of the world. If you want to learn the true, most authentic, and the Veda acknowledged version of any yoga form, there is no better way than travelling down to Rishikesh. Be it about yoga teacher or resources, It has been always the center of excellence in all manners. Nature has been always at its very best in Rishikesh, being perfectly endearing for yoga learning. At the same time, it has been quite excellent […]

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Yoga – Not Just Fitness

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Over the past few decades, a very common misconception has taken root in the minds of people. There is a belief that Yoga, is all about fitness and exercise. An added misconception is that Yogasanas (or Asanas) are simply body movements and poses that are complex to perform but make the body supple. Yes, asana or postures do make the body supple. Just like stretching and other forms of body movements do. But Yoga and yogasanas are so much more than just fitness tricks. In the West, […]

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Yoga Body, Yoga Spirit: Can We Have Both?

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Yoga Body, Yoga Spirit, It’s easy to understand why John Friend highly recommends the book Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Yoga “for all sincere students of yoga.” Because, Mark Singleton’s thesis is a well researched expose of how modern hatha yoga, or “posture practice,” as he terms it, has changed within and after the practice left India. But the book is mainly about how yoga transformed in India itself in the last 150 years. How yoga’s main, modern proponents-T. Krishnamacharya and his students, K. Patttabhi […]

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Benefiting From Your Yoga Practice

Benefiting From Your Yoga Practice

Your Yoga Practice, Yoga is not only an extremely popular form of exercise, but depending on the form you practice, can be exciting or calming, social or meditative, energizing or relaxing. No matter which of these best describes your yoga class, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of every class you attend. Go to yoga class with an empty stomach. Yoga is full bending, twisting, lengthening, stretching, and strength moves. Eating a big dinner before that kind of movement could result […]

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7 Important Tips for Yoga Success

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Tips for Yoga Success, Yoga has been proven to relieve stress by using exercises that unify the mind, body, and spirit. If you are new to yoga, these seven tips will start you on the road to a more centered life. 1. Talk to your doctor and explain what type of yoga poses you intend to practice. Show your doctor pictures of the poses for illustration. Your doctor may rule out specific poses if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma, a history of retinal detachment, or heart […]

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