Long and Short Term use of Yoga
- stress relief
- lower an inflammatory protein
- helps improve sleep
- brings up heart rate
- makes you happier
- Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown
- Increases blood flow
- lowers blood pressure
- Builds muscular strength
- improves bone health
Five Type of Yoga
Hatha: This type of Yoga originated in India, and is very slow-paced, gentle, and focused on meditation and breathing. This type of yoga is often done in beginners courses and introduces people to the basic poses and relaxation techniques. It helps improve breathing, relieves stress, and provides physical exercise.
Vinyasa: This type of yoga is similar to Hatha in the way that it covers basic poses, but it also emphasizes on the sun salutation (a series of twelves poses where movement is linked to breath). Vinyasa is used to build lean muscle mass, and link the breath through movement. The purpose of it is to improve strength and flexibility, and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Ashtanga: Ashtanga is considered a power form of yoga, is very fast paced, and includes intense lunges and push ups. It is used to improve one's spiritual self and has many benefits including relieving stress, improving coordination, and helping with weight loss. It is recommended for people looking to maintain strength and stamina, while trying to get in touch with their spiritual side.
Lyengar: Lyengar focuses on body alignment, and uses different props like blocks or blankets. Standing poses are emphasized and often held for long periods of time. It is used to strengthen and align the body. It helps improve balance, increase recovery time from an injury, and builds up body strength. This type of yoga is recommended for people with injuries, chronic medical conditions like arthritis, and balance issues.
Bikram: Bikram is commonly referred to as hot yoga, and is practiced in temperatures of 95 to 100 degrees. It is typically a series of 26 poses, allowing for the loosening of tight muscles and sweating. Bikram is used to flush out toxins and deeply stretch muscles. The purpose of it is to deeply cleanse the body, enhance flexibility, and speed up recovery from an injury.
Yoga In Daily Life
Reasons To Meditate
- Increases mental clarity
- Deepens concentration and insight
- Find inner guidance
- Self healing
- Develop intuition
- Emotional cleansing
Meditation can offer a healthy outlet from everyday life. It can help stressed people, like high school students, relieve stress and live a healthier and more satisfactory life.