Living a Healthy, Stress Free Life with Bear Yoga

Yoga is taken from the sanskrit word yuj which means union.

Contrary to popular belief, yoga is a simple discipline, it can be learned from a book, or videos on the internet though itís best to be done under the supervision of a yoga teacher. You need a floor mat and a basic outfit for the yoga exercise.


Yoga for Beginners

Yoga for Beginners

Are you a beginner? Check out the yoga videos for beginners here.

 

These yoga poses will provide you with the basic exercises for beginners.


Yoga for Weight Loss

Yoga for Weight Loss

Besides helping you to improved flexibility and stress reduction, yoga can help you lose weight and tone your body.

 

Ashtanga Yoga and Power Yoga are excellent for burning up calories.


Types of Yoga

Types of Yoga

There are several types of yoga:

• Hatha Yoga :
In Sanskrit, Hatha means forceful. This form of exercise is gentle. Itís great for beginners to start with.

• Vinyasa Yoga :
It is a popular form of yoga. Movements are synchronized with the breath

• Kundalini Yoga :
It was started by Yoga Bhajan in California. It works on the chakras.

• Iyengar Yoga:
Started by B.K. Iyengar. It focuses on alignment of the body.

• Power Yoga :
It is a vigorous exercise done in a heated room designed to remove toxins

• Bikram Yoga :
It is similar to power yoga where you exercise in a heated room as well. It is invigorating and effective and can help to lose weight


• Ashtanga Yoga:
Ashtanga means 8 limbs in Sanskrit in reference to the 8 limbs from Patanjalisís Yoga Sutras. This method is based on breathing exercises with yoga postures.


Benefits of Yoga

Yoga Exercises

Yoga is known for itís relaxing and soothing benefits for both the body and the mind. Some benefits of yoga are:

- stress management
- weight loss
- improves flexibility
- improves posture and breathing
- improves balance
- tones muscles
- builds strength

 

By practicing yoga, you are taking time to take care of your body and mind.

 

Spend some time doing breathing exercises and experience more energy and calmness.