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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Yoga meditation is the practice of allowing the mind to become quiet, which relaxes the nervous system. As explained in Yoga Journal, mediation is typically defined as reflection, pondering or contemplation, but in the c... More »

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As a practice, yoga is both mental and physical, while meditation is a purely mental technique that can, but doesn't necessarily have to, incorporate physical elements. While meditation can be considered part of a yoga p... 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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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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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 »