Yoga is helping millions of people around the world develop calmer minds, healthier bodies and more open hearts through a methodology comprised of systems of poses, breathing techniques and meditations.
These practices are designed to help students of yoga gain a better understanding of themselves on all levels, including physical well-being, thought processes, actions, desires, and emotions.
In the physical practice, yoga poses (called asanas in Sanskrit) generally fall into the following categories:
- Standing poses
- Forward bends
- Balancing poses
- Arm balances
- Seated and twisting poses
- Core poses
- Back bends
- Restorative poses
Each pose has both beginner and more advanced versions, ranging from simple, to extremely advanced. Beginner yoga can be done by ANYONE, regardless of experience or ability.
Regular practice is necessary to receive the full benefits of yoga.