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  Yoga Basics: Your guide to the Practice of Yoga
In an effort to bridge the gap between yoga and the environment, the Telluride Yoga Festival is committing to eco-consciousness, and leading by example of how to bring the teachings of yoga and the principles of sustainability together.
Bringing yoga to those who need it most is a dream for most of us who love the practice, and now many are putting that Karma Yoga dream into action.
Yoga for Beginners is a great DVD for those who are looking to start a yoga practice while being challenged and engaged.
www.yogabasics.com   (2357 words)

  Yoga - Crystalinks
Yoga is therefore the union and integration of every aspect of a human being, from the innermost to the external.
The Yoga Sutras are a compilation of Yogic thought that is largely Raja Yogic in nature, it was codified some time between the 2nd century BC and the 3rd century by Patanjali, and prescribes adherence to "eight limbs" (the sum of which constitute "Ashtanga Yoga") to quiet one's mind and merge with the infinite.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika In the West, outside of Hindu culture, "yoga" is usually understood to refer to "hatha yoga." Hatha Yoga is, however, a particular system propagated by Swami Swatamarama, a yogic sage of the 15th century in India.
www.crystalinks.com /yoga.html   (3677 words)

  Yoga Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles
Yoga is a system that benefits the body, mind, and spirit by teaching self-control through a series of postures and exercises, as well as through breathing, relaxation, and meditation techniques.
The word "yoga" derives from the Sanskrit language and means "union." This meaning can be applied to yoga in the broadest sense of the word, implying such notions as a oneness of body and mind, being at one with nature, being one with others, and many other similar connotations of the word.
Yoga also is often described as a great tree of many branches, with each branch or school suited to a different personality, lifestyle, and overall approach to life.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0014/ai_2601001492   (1208 words)

Yoga is non-competitive and suitable for anyone, regardless of their age or fitness level.
Yoga is taught in classes, catering for beginners through to advanced practitioners.
Yoga is an ancient science of living that incorporates gentle exercise, breath control (breathing practices called pranayama) and meditation.
www.disability.vic.gov.au /dsonline/dsarticles.nsf/pages/Yoga?OpenDocument   (786 words)

The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, and it means to "yoke," or bring together the mind, body, and spirit.
Although yoga includes exercise, it is also a lifestyle for which exercise is just one component.
Yoga is practiced barefoot, so you don't have to worry about special shoes.
kidshealth.org /teen/food_fitness/exercise/yoga.html   (1059 words)

 Welcome to Yoga Alliance
Yoga Alliance has received hundreds of e-mails and telephone calls regarding a variety of scam e-mail letters circulating throughout our community of RYTs and RYSs.
Our mission is to lead the yoga community, set standards, foster integrity, provide resources, and uphold the teachings of yoga.
We do not claim to "represent yoga" in the United States, but do represent our registrants and support all yoga teachers, whether or not registered with our organization.
www.yogaalliance.org   (760 words)

 In yoga, you can indeed try too hard   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The most common yoga injuries are caused by repetitive strain or overstretching and occur chiefly at the wrists, shoulder, neck, along the spine, hamstrings, knees and at the sacroiliac joint (which links the spinal column and the pelvis).
The primary reason for yoga injuries is that the practitioner attempts to do a pose (asana) for which his or her body is unready.
Bikram yoga is a series of 26 tightly controlled postures developed by Bikram Choudury, a yoga teacher from India who opened a studio for celebrity clients in Beverly Hills in the 1970s.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06340/743742-114.stm   (1011 words)

 Yoga Journal : New to Yoga : The Basics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as "union" or a method of discipline.
Today most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.
Yoga sometimes interweaves other philosophies such as Hinduism or Buddhism, but it is not necessary to study those paths in order to practice or study yoga.
www.yogajournal.com /newtoyoga/820_1.cfm   (1408 words)

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class is a twenty-six asana series designed to scientifically warm and stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons, in the order in which they should be stretched.
Yoga embraces a wide range of disciplines whose ultimate goal is the joining of body,mind and spirit, a conscious unification into Oneness.
Yoga is one of six classic systems of Hindu philosophy whose roots date back 5,000 years.
www.bikramyoga.com /yoga.htm   (492 words)

 ACS :: Yoga
Yoga is a form of nonaerobic exercise that involves a program of precise posture and breathing activities.
Yoga can be a useful method to help relieve some symptoms of chronic diseases such as cancer, arthritis, and heart disease and can lead to increased relaxation and physical fitness.
Yoga is said to cultivate prana, which is similar to qi (or chi) in traditional Chinese medicine meaning vital energy or life force.
www.cancer.org /docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Yoga.asp?sitearea=ETO   (1191 words)

 YogaClass.com - YogaCentral
Asanas (yoga postures) are designed to provide your body with this necessary changing orientation to gravity.
Yoga is conscious action not "learning routines." The skill, grace, and poise develop naturally as an inevitable result of regular practice.
The thing associated with yoga that people most often characterize as "what was always missing from my life," or, "what I was always searching for," has got to be relaxation.
yogaclass.com /central.html   (940 words)

 YogaClass.com - YogaCentral
Asanas (yoga postures) are designed to provide your body with this necessary changing orientation to gravity.
Yoga is conscious action not "learning routines." The skill, grace, and poise develop naturally as an inevitable result of regular practice.
The thing associated with yoga that people most often characterize as "what was always missing from my life," or, "what I was always searching for," has got to be relaxation.
www.yogaclass.com /central.html   (940 words)

Although yoga includes exercise, it is also a lifestyle for which exercise is just one component.
Yoga is practiced barefoot, so you don't have to worry about special shoes.
A once-a-month yoga workout may relieve some stress, but for benefits like increased flexibility and stamina, you should aim to practice yoga three or four times a week.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/food_fitness/exercise/yoga.html   (1059 words)

 Yoga   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yoga has been shown to significantly improve mental and physical energy levels and alertness as compared to relaxation exercises and visualization.
Yoga has been shown to produce a significant increase in serum LDH levels (the enzyme which provides energy to contracting muscles during exercise).
Yoga stretches and tones the muscles and joints, has a positive effect on the entire skeletal system including the spine, and has a postive effect on all of the organs, glands, and nerves.
www.holisticmed.com /yoga.html   (3196 words)

 Yoga Journal
Tune in to your body, connect with community, and embrace the birth you're given with prenatal yoga.
An intimate yoga retreat, complete with clothing-optional hot springs, inspires a shy yogini to connect with others.
Players use a wireless balance board, which is reminiscent of a bathroom scale, to practice yoga, strength training, and aerobics.
www.yogajournal.com   (539 words)

Yoga is defined as a systematic practice of physical exercise, breath control, relaxation, diet control, and positive thinking and meditation aimed at developing harmony in the body, mind, and environment.
In the health fields, yoga techniques are being applied in health promotion programs, substance abuse treatment programs, and as complementary treatment for diseases such as anxiety disorders, depression, coronary heart disease, cancers, and HIV/AIDS.
Yoga is a union of the organ systems in the body with the consciousness in the mind.
www.emedicinehealth.com /yoga/article_em.htm   (237 words)

Yoga is a way of life, an art of righteous living or an integrated system for the benefit of the body, mind and inner spirit.
The references to yoga are available in 'Upanishads' and 'Puranas' composed by Indian Aryans in the later Vedic and post- Vedic period.
Aim of Yoga is the attainment of the physical, mental and spiritual health.
www.webindia123.com /yoga/yoga.htm   (166 words)

 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly . BELIEF & PRACTICE . Yoga . October 15, 2004 | PBS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
JOHN SCHUMACHER (Founder and Director, Unity Woods Yoga Center): Yoga is a spiritual practice for me. I was 25, and at that stage of my life I had been questioning a lot of things about what was important and not important, what were my values.
I found that what yoga said about the way things are was very much in line with what I had begun to discover on my own.
Yoga is, according to Patanjali, who is the author of THE YOGA SUTRA, the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind, so that when the mind becomes quiet -- that's yoga.
www.pbs.org /wnet/religionandethics/week807/belief.html   (531 words)

 Great pregnancy exercise: Yoga
When paired with a cardiovascular exercise such as walking, yoga can be an ideal way to stay in shape during your pregnancy.
Yoga is also beneficial because it helps you learn to breathe deeply and relax, which will come in handy as you face the physical demands of labor, birth, and motherhood.
Steer clear, too, of Bikram or hot yoga classes, in which the room is heated to 90 degrees or higher, since this could cause dangerous overheating, cautions Tracey Mallett, a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor in South Pasadena, California, and creator of the 3-in-1 Pregnancy Workout DVD.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/pregnancy/pregnancyfitness/7862.html   (1520 words)

 BBC - Health - Healthy living - Yoga   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yoga, which originated in India more than 5,000 years ago, is a Hindu system of philosophy that encompasses the body, mind and spirit.
Yoga is a Sanskrit word for 'union', describing the experience of oneness or union with your inner being (self).
The most common type practised in the West is hatha yoga, a combination of asanas (physical exercises and postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/healthy_living/fitness/active_yoga.shtml   (390 words)

 Yoga :: Yoga Books :: Yoga Videos :: Yoga Mats :: Yoga Clothing
In a yoga practice, there may be a beginning, middle, and end, but the destination is not necessarily the final pose; rather, it is usually the experience of the journey itself.
How you traverse through a yoga practice—how the asanas are sequenced—defines your journey.
Danielle Arin, yoga teacher and athlete, on cross-training.
www.yoga.com   (135 words)

 Yoga . net . au - yoga
It's not essential to be young and supple to practice Yoga and Meditation...all that is needed, is a desire to be happy.
It never was, and isn't a religion, but rather it is a healthy way of living; promoting fitness of the body and the mind through gentle exercise, by regulating diet, and by calming the mind and thought processes with meditation and relaxation.
Yoga brings a greater faith and a greater clarity into life.
www.yoga.net.au   (499 words)

 Sivananda Om Page
Although many people think this term refers to union between body and mind or body, mind and spirit, the traditional acceptance is union between the Jivatman and Paramatman that is between one's individual consciousness and the Universal Consciousness.
For those who would like to dedicate their life fully to the spiritual Yogic path, the Sivananda Yoga Organization offers a full-time staff program at its different Yoga Ashrams and Centers around the world.
Karma Yoga is acknowledged as a means to inner purification, ego removal and spiritual growth.
www.sivananda.org   (235 words)

 Yoga Postures
Warrior II Be kind to yourself when you practice yoga.
When you are familair with the psotures, try some of the vinyasas, or yoga flows, listed to in the column to the right.
A vinyasa is a flow or sequence of postures
www.yogasite.com /postures.html   (1864 words)

 Yoga Home Page, yoga breathing, yoga postures, Pranayama, breathing fundamentals, yoga for beginners, yoga as a ...
Yoga (union) cannot be realized by force, because it is not really an achievement.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are divided into four chapters, the first of which is called Samadhipada.
In it, Patanjali gives his definition of yoga, and discusses various problems one might confront on the path to yoga.
www.holistic-online.com /Yoga/hol_yoga_home.htm   (191 words)

 Yoga & health .. naturally
Be exposed to life changing cleansing practices through yoga.
Visit our Pregnancy Yoga section where you'll understand all about Yoga and Pregnancy including a suitable Pregnancy Diet and a Due Date Calculator that offers you regular updates as you proceed with your pregnancy.
Though not directly related to Yoga, it is an important part of Nature Cure.
www.healthandyoga.com   (434 words)

 Yoga may help in mind-body healing from cancer
Yoga may helpĀ people with cancerĀ face the fear and uncertainty of the disease, a growing body of research suggests.
"I think many of the yoga programs are a little more gentler, and [there are] things that cancer patients feel that they're capable of doing," Courney said.
Studies on breast cancer survivors have shown that yoga may improve flexiblity and arm function after surgery, along with improvements in body image and self-esteem, reduced fatigue and pain control, Courney said.
www.cbc.ca /health/story/2006/12/12/yoga-cancer.html   (1384 words)

 Yoga Site -- source for yoga mats and props, yoga information, teachers, retreats...
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Yoga Site is trade mark of Yoga Site Inc.
www.yogasite.com   (65 words)

 How to Yoga -- Beliefnet.com
Iyengar Yoga: "Food for the Spirit" A coordination-challenged yoga practitioner explains how he became of fan of this disciplined practice.
Bowing to Life: Yoga is the practice of devotion to the whole universe
Yoga Journey: Whether traveling the world or in your own body, let yourself be exactly where you are.
www.beliefnet.com /index/index_456.html   (385 words)

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