Going Gaga Over Yoga Poses
Everyone has heard of the pop icon who is Madonna. Without doubt she is probably one of the most famous people who helped to commercialize yoga. Once she began to show a very toned and well shaped figure there were women from all over the world who were crying out to find out what type of diet that she was on.
Then when she revealed that it was no diet and instead she had been on her journey of self-discovery and has found a new source of spirituality, she also revealed that the secret in maintaining her almost eternal youth look was practicing yoga.
But apart from being able to stay fit, when someone practices yoga it will provide much more discipline that people give it credit for.
Let me reveal to you a few truths about yoga
Before becoming gaga over yoga, you should familiarize yourself first about what yoga really is, its origin, the many underlying premises behind the discipline and how can you benefit from it. Let's start first by defining the foreign word that is yoga.
Basically, the word "yoga" is rooted from a language of ancient India where it is originated--the Sanskrit. "Yoga," in Sanskrit, means "union or joining." It can either be a union that occurs between the mind and the spirit, between the body and the spirit or a joining of the mind, body and spirit as a whole.
But, the term "yoga" can be accurately defined by another Sanskrit word "asana" - the practice of physical poses or postures. Although "asana" is only one of the eight known types of yoga, both terms are now being taken as one because since both of them are concerned with mental and spiritual well being than in purely physical activity.
Since yoga has been packaged for the Western culture, it is now best described as a general term that includes various disciplines. And now, yoga is more popularly known to people as a form of discipline that varies from one concept to another.
The term yoga is now also viewed as a discipline that deals with purely physical abstraction to purely spiritual conquest and to just about everything in between. If you are thinking of practicing yoga to improve your life, you must know hoe to convert its underlying possibilities to your own satisfaction.
So what are the yoga basics -
If you are really interested with yoga, you should be willing to learn almost everything about it. First of all, you should define why you need it.
Some of the many different styles of yoga that being taught and practiced today include "hatha ," the slow-paced and gentle style; "vinyasa," the breath-synchronized movement style; "ashtanga," the fast-paced and intense style of yoga practice; "iyengar," bodily alignment style, "kundalini," the breath in conjunction with physical movement style; and "bikram" or "hot yoga" which is practiced in a 95-100 degree room allowing the loosening of tight muscles and profuse sweating.
Aside from being an effective stress and anxiety reducer, practicing of yoga is also proven to increase strength, create energy, build and tone muscles, improve focus, concentration, and posture, reduce blood pressure, improve memory, and relieve pain.
One important point that you must remember about yoga is that it will require you to exert force through a number of different poses. This is were all the work and effort must be put in as a lot of people still seem to think that yoga is merely about stretching, being able to keep concentration and perform a wide variety of crazy looking poses.
If you saw someone who was performing yoga, you would automatically assume that it was an acrobatic stunt but you must remember that yoga stretches are not just a simple matter of flexing muscles, they are a series of creative processes that help in balancing the body and teaching it to develop agility, strength and flexibility.
Each yoga pose that is performed has a specific benefit physically, by performing these yoga poses in succession it will help in creating heat in the body due to the movement that will in turn help in increasing stamina.
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