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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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 »

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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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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Yoga competitions focus on the execution of challenging yoga poses that require superior strength and flexibility. These poses, known as yoga asana, see competitors demonstrating physical endurance in addition to yoga sk... More »

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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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