Sahaja yoga is a religious movement that was founded by Nirmala Srivastava. This movement is based on a state of self-realization and mental silence. It focuses on meditation and self-actualization. More »

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Patanjali is often considered the father of yoga. He authored "The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali," which offers almost 200 ways of incorporating the principles of yoga into a person's life. More »

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Vinyasa yoga is a set of yoga poses that focus on inhaling and exhaling. Often referred to as vinyasa flow or just flow, it is a smooth, dance-like and rhythmic form of yoga. More »

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According to the International Journal of Yoga, Sudarshan Kriya is a type of yoga focused on breathing exercises aimed at improving mental well being and organ function. For some, it can alleviate depression, anxiety and... More »

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The benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, muscle tone, vitality, energy, cardiovascular and circulatory health, weight loss and athletic prowess. Yoga can also help control pain associated with arthritis, heada... More »

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According to Yoga Journal, regular yoga practice improves flexibility, increases muscle strength, improves joint flexibility and encourages healthy blood flow. Yoga stretches and poses also encourage healthy lymph draina... More »

Common yoga positions include the downward facing dog, the mountain pose, the staff pose and the child's pose. Yoga poses work specific parts of the body and help alleviate ailments. More »

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