Yoga and its extension of wellness

A Hindu sacred and austere art, a part of which, including breath control, simple cogitation and the espousal of specific bodily poses, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. The term yoga is derived from the literal meaning of “harnessing together”, a stretch of horses or oxen, but came to be applied to the “hitching” of mind and body.

There are various kinds of yoga which are discussed below:-

Anusara Yoga- Itis a new form of yoga (1997), which configures scrupulous principles of movement with a lively spirit. Poses can be back-breaking, but the real messaging that can be conveyed through of Anusara is to open your heart and endeavor to connect with the divine in yourself and others.
Ashtanga(or Astanga) Yoga- . This form of yoga is taxically demanding as it involves integrating breathing with progressive and continuous run of poses-a procedure producing extreme internal heat and an unrestrained, purifying sweat that detoxifies.
Hatha Yoga-An easy-peasy elementary form of yoga. It is the foundation of all Yoga styles. It involves Asanas (poses), Pranayama (regulated breathing), meditation (Dharana & Dhyana) and Kundalini (Laya Yoga) into a complete system. The perfect way to practice the Hatha Yoga postures (asanas) is to approach the practice session in a tranquil, meditative spirit. Sit quietly for a few moments and then begin the practice as the body transforms into the various postures selected for the practice session. In yoga classes is very popular in this form
Integral Yoga-This type of yoga combines exercises, postures, meditation breathing altruistic services, incant and orison etc.
Jivamukti Yoga- It is a method that intimates the divine and moral facets of the practice of yoga. It is a strenuous and difficult asana form with an emphasis on scriptural study, Sanskrit incanting, vegetarianism, pacifism, meditation, devotion to God and the role that play in the practice of yoga.
Sivananda Yoga:Same as Integral Yoga, this type of yoga unites poses, breathing, dietary limitations, incanting and meditation
Viniyoga:This is generally used for a therapeutic treatment of people who are suffering from injuries or are recovering from surgery. It is a tendering and healing practice that suited to everybody type and needs as they grow and change.

These spiritual practices can evolve your self-confidence, an essence of morality within you with groom of your phenotypic structure. These exercises are helpful to beginners as well as experts who are aware of fitness and wish to live a stress less life.

Where to find yoga classes-

Begin your yoga classes which are within your skill range. If you are new entrant to yoga classes, a beginner course will be available where you can start your yoga. It is crucial that you choose a course up to your level so that you will not be exhausted and also, you will be able to keep going.

There would be a number of yoga classes which you can look up in your area and you must go for those which suit you the best. If you can find a class that is rejoicing, it will help to keep you motivated and you will work out more often. Take your classes in your locality which is close to home. Some people may go for private exercise at their home. Buy a DVD and take your classes this way, or you may find a resource online and you can practice with some classes this way also. This would allow you to do all of your yoga exercise at home if you do not want to make it to a class, or if you are self aspired in crowd of people.

Fundamentals Of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

An interview with a Yogi reveals the honest and real facets of yoga. This one on one is an insight into the famed yogic practices and postures known as “Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga”, and is famous as Ashtanga yoga in India.

Can we classify or differentiate yoga?

Yes, we can. There are different types of yoga, yogic practices, and branch. However, all yogic practices lead to a common goal of achieving harmony of “body, mind, and soul”. The ultimate purpose of every branch or type of yoga is attainment of supreme consciousness.

The two primary types or form of yoga are “Ashtanga Yoga and Iyengar Yogic practices”. There are also 6 other branches or types of yoga, which are significant in their own practices.

Explain the meaning and conceptualization of Ashtanga Yoga?

Ashtanga is derived from two words “Ashta and Anga”. These two words finds its origin in “Sanskrit” one of world’s oldest language, in which all secret sciences, mythology and epics of Hinduism is written by sages many thousand years ago.

In English “Ashta” means eight and “Anga” means limb. Thus, Ashtanga together resembles in English ~ eight limbs path. Therefore, “Ashtanga Yoga” is concept is about the eight limbs fundamentals based on yoga philosophy of Patanjali.

Ashtanga yoga teacher training in India is based on many Vinyasas, and is helpful in developing core strength of body, toning of muscle, potency of mind, and powerfulness of soul. It’s also one of the primary conceptualization of Ashtanga practices and as stated in Patanjali sutras.

Ashtanga Yoga was an ancient art of healing, science of holistic therapy, and practice of attaining supreme consciousness. It was forgotten long back, until its sudden emergence during 20th century “world health and good lifestyle revolution” especially in West.

Its conceptualization in contemporary world is based on “eight limbs path, physical yoga postures, asanas, breathe control, and recommended diet patterns”.

Can you give us a crisp insight into history or Background of Ashtanga Yoga?

Ashtanga Yoga is an inseparable part of Yoga and its practices. Yoga dates back to 5000 years B.C. and is explained in “Vedic Philosophy & Tantra”. Thus, Ashtanga Yogic practices find its root in 5000 years old book of “Patanjali Yoga Sutra” compiled by great sages of that era.

In Vedic Philosophy “Lord Shiva” is revered as the first yogi, and Saptharishis are considered to be the first batch of students, who learnt it from the lord itself. So, its background goes back to the early times of human evolution and in its sutra where the eight limbs paths are defined.