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Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy.
Practicing yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes your mind and body stronger and healthier. The benefits of yoga include; improved body awareness, circulation, muscle tone, flexibility, strength, and endurance, and lowered fat, pain and stress levels.
No!!!! You do yoga to become more flexible. Yoga Collective provides blocks, bolsters, straps, chairs, and adjustments to help with improving the flexibility of those that are less supple.
The best benefits come from practicing yoga every second day i.e. 3-4 times/week. Any less, and progress will be slow. Any more, and you run the risk of injury.
There really is no right or wrong time. It depends on the type of person you are. Find what fits into your schedule the best and stick with it. It is better to do yoga at a time you can, rather than not doing yoga because it is the “right” time of day.
Fusion Yoga is the blending of various yoga practices. You will feel lengthened, strengthened and restored in mind, body and soul.
Foundation classes focus on gently guiding you through key asana (postures), alignment, breath techniques (pranayama) and exploring the basics of a holistic yoga practice.
Yin Yoga encourages the release of deeper connective tissue and a calming of the mind. There is very little movement. You will feel lengthened and calm.
Sun salutations, traditionally known as surya namaskar, are the quintessential series of yoga asanas performed in a continuous flowing sequence generally used to warm up the body in certain flowing yoga practices.
Savasana, or corpse pose, is an asana usually done at the end of a yoga practice where yogis lie flat on their backs with the heels and arms spread wide (approximately mat width), palms facing upwards, and eyes closed. The body is still and breathing passive. It is known to be a favourite among yogis.
Namaste is a traditional Indian greeting of respect and thanks, with spiritual and symbolic meaning. It essentially infers, “I bow to the divine in you”.