“Fitness Yoga , The more you step onto your yoga mat , the more you the more you get to uncover and the true essence of this practices”.
Yoga also known as Yuj in sanskrit which means to ‘ join together ‘ is very helpful in physical and mental health of our body. Fitness yoga provides a routine in which you can meditate by focusing on your breathing and relaxing all of your muscles. But it can also be a great way to exercise and build up your overall fitness level and prevent future weight gain.
There are various branches of Fitness yoga and each branch has different character and represent the different approaches to life . There are six branches which are as follows:
1)Hatha Yoga : physical and mental branch – involves asana and pranayama practice – preparing the body and mind.
2)Raja Yoga : meditation and strict adherence to the “eight limbs of yoga”.
3)Karma Yoga: path of service to consciously create a future free from negativity and selfishness caused by our actions.
4)Bhakti Yoga :path of devotion – a positive way to channel emotions and cultivate acceptance and tolerance.
5)Jnana Yoga : wisdom, the path of the scholar and intellect through study.
6)Tantra Yoga : pathway of ritual, ceremony or consummation of a relationship.
Raja yoga is also known as ashtanga (eight limbed yoga). The eight limbs of this yoga are:
Various types of yoga :
There are various types of yoga’s which are as follows:
- Ashtanga yoga
- Bikram yoga
- Hatya yoga
- Iyengar yoga
- Jinamukti yoga
- Kripalu yoga
- Kundalni yoga
- Power yoga
- Sinananda yoga
- Prenatal yoga
- Restorative yoga
Benefits Of Yoga:
There are various benefits of yoga which are as follows:
Improved flexibility is one of the most important benefits of yoga. It help our body to become flexible by extending our muscles . Flexibility is very important for our body. It helps us to keep our body fit.
2)Build muscle strength:
Strong muscles do more than look good. They also protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain , and help prevent falls in elderly people. And when you build strength through yoga, you balance it with flexibility.
Yoga helps us to improves our body postures . If we don’t have a proper posture we have to suffer from various things like back , neck , joints and other muscles problem. so we should regularly do yoga to keep our self fit.
4)Improves bones health:
It is noted that the weight bearing exercises strengthens bones .There are many postures in which we have to lift our own weight like downward and Upward facing dog , help to strengthen the arm bones and there are many more examples like that so yoga is very good for our health and body.
5)Increase Heart rate:
When you regularly get your heart rate into the aerobic range, you lower your risk of heart attack .If we take a regular yoga classes it will increase your heart rate into an aerobic range. So yoga is very important for our health we should regularly do yoga .