Welcome to Yoga for Beginners! As someone who is just starting
to learn and practice Yoga, you would surely want to find out
as much information as possible. In this Yoga for Beginners
Section, we give you an overview on Yoga Information like What
is Yoga, the History of Yoga, and the Principles of Yoga.
We give you a comprehensive glimpse into the world of Yoga and
the Yogic Lifestyle. The Basic Yoga Session also gives you a
list of Asanas for you start practicing with. If you would like
to see additional information on the "yoga for beginner" section,
please let us know.
The System of Yoga is neither complex or mysterious. Below we
have tried to give you a comprehensive overview of the system
of Yoga. The interconnection between Yoga Exercise, Breathing
and Meditation is the key to the system.
One basic assumption of the Yoga Sutras is that the body and
the mind are part of one continuum of existence, the mind being
more subtle than the body. This is the foundation of the yogic
view of health.
The interaction of body and mind is the central concern of the
entire science. It is believed that as the body and mind are
brought into balance and health, the individual will be able
to perceive his true nature; this will allow life to be lived
through him more freely and spontaneously.
Yoga first attempts to reach the mind, where health begins,
for mental choices strongly affect the health of the body. Choices
of food, types of exercise, which thoughts to think, etc. all
affect the body. As practiced traditionally in India, Yoga includes
a set of ethical imperatives and moral precepts, including diet,
exercise, and meditative aspects. In the West, Yoga focuses
primarily on postures (gentle stretching exercises), breathing
exercises, and meditation. Yoga is frequently used in Western
medicine to enhance health and treat chronic disease as well
Yoga Therapy begins with relaxation. Living in an age of anxiety,
we are often unconscious of our tensions. We are often depressed,
tired, and an easy victim of diseases.
There are a number of reasons for our stressful life. Often
it is lack of rest, anxiety, tension and fatigue. These are
constantly draining our health energies continuously. Thus,
the first priority is to get us into a relaxed state. Yoga employs
asanas, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation and/or
Postures are gentle stretching movements designed to help balance
the mind and body. The Yoga Postures are designed to rejuvenate
the brain, spine, glands and internal organs. They work by increasing
the blood and prana supply to these areas and by stimulating
them with a gentle squeezing action. The asanas were designed
with economy of time and effort in mind. Most of them work on
more than one aspect of the body at the same time. For example,
the twist asana benefits the spine, adrenal glands, liver, pancreas