Types Of Yoga
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Just chill chill.. just chill..ooops! It’s Jo’s recent post that makes me sing a song of an Indian film. I agree with you Jo, that it’s like a worldwide blogging party and I’m having a whale of time being part of it.
To de-stress myself I do a bit of meditation before going to bed. It’s like, there’s complete dark in my room and I sit in meditation. This relaxes me a lot and after that when my head touches the pillow, oh, I fall fast asleep and get up only when the alarm of my mobile rings.
Hello James, I read your today’s post with great interest. Good thoughts!
Yesterday I had told you all about what is yoga. And now it’s time to know more about its types. Today many different styles of yoga are being practiced throughout the world. All of them are based on the same physical poses (Asana in the language of yoga). Each style has a distinct accent. Here are some of the types of yoga.
Ashtanga and Power Yoga: Ashtanga means 8 limbs. This is a fast-paced, inetnse yoga style, in which a set series of poses is performed, always in the same order. It is also referred to as power yoga. So ashtanga yoga is performed in flowing style.
Bikram Yoga: It is founded by Bikram Chaudhary. His style consists of a set of 26 poses and is also called Hot Yoga, as it is practiced in a 96-100 degree room. I have seen his several vidoes on the world wide web, oh, he is 61 but seems to be 40. The amount of sweat that comes out of the body is said to be cleansing in this type.
Hatha Yoga: It is a general term for all forms of physical yoga. Typically, it is slow-paced and gentle and best at times when you really want to de-stress yourself. And it also provides a good introduction to basic yoga asanas.
Iyengar Yoga: It is based on the teachings of Yogacharya B.K.S Iyengar. His style is more concerned with bodily alignment. So, if you are doing Iyengar yoga, this means you are staying in yoga poses for longer period of time instead of switching from one pose to another as in power yoga.
Vinyasa Yoga: This style of yoga suggests that asanas will flow from one to another in breath-synchronized movement. That means in conjunction with the breath. In Vinyasa Yoga, you are supposed to let your body turn soft – as soft as cotton wool. Let your body flow fluidly; let it be as light as a feather.
Power Vinyasa Yoga: It is a brainchild of Baron Baptiste. He is said to be one of the most famous yoga teachers In the USA. His goal, he says, is to simplify yoga and making it easily reachable to everyone.
There are many styles in yoga, but the best is to know what suits you more. As for me, I like power yoga, hatha yoga, bikram yoga, vinyasa yoga, and sometimes the mixture of everything. But most important thing that I consider is what relaxes me and if any pose which I’m not comfortable doing it then I just don’t do it.
With this I’ll say bye until tomorrow…
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