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 »

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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