Yoga is multi-faceted including practices for the body, the breath, the mind, and the spirit. Yoga can increase flexibility, strength, relieve stress, improve respiratory function, balance metabolism, assist in weight reduction, improve cardio and circulatory health and improve energy and vitality.
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Yoga connects the body with the breath increasing proprioception. Ujjayi breathing can sound like the ocean and helps bring mental clarity and focus.
Vinyasa yoga is a flowing sequence of movements coordinated with the breath. Increasing strength and flexibility while connecting the body and the breath.
Yin yoga is a slower meditative practice holding the posture for a longer period, this assists in targeting the deep connective tissue and fascia. Yin increases circulation in the joints and improves flexibility.
Pranayama consists of breathing techniques that provide benefits like restoring elasticity in the lungs, relieve anxiety and stress, reduce tension and quiet the mind. Different techniques can balance the energy in the body, produce heat or cooling effects.
Meditation promotes emotional health, self-awareness, reduces age-related memory loss, assists in fighting addictions, reduces stress, anxiety, chronic pain and depression, and improves attention span. There are different forms of meditation such as guided meditation, silent meditation, mantra meditation, and sound bath meditation.