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Yoga Basics

  • Format: eBook
  • Edition: 2016
  • Publisher: Little Green Apples Publishing LLC

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The Yoga Basics Study Brief provides a concise introduction to the philosophies and practices of Yoga, highlighting the life-balance benefits that can be achieved from the Yogic approach to exercise, breathing, and meditation. Physiological, psychological, and biochemical effects associated with the practice of Yoga are discussed. In this Study Brief, you will learn what Yoga is and what it is NOT, consider a comparison of Yoga to other forms of exxercise, understand how Yoga works, find out what happens inside our brains when meditating, and become more informed about Yoga health trends. This Study Brief provides some background on the origins of Yoga and introduces major teachers who have promoted the philosophies and practice through the years. The principal branches of Yoga (Bhakti, Hatha, Jnana, Karma, Mantra, Raga Yoga and Tantra) are covered, along with definitions of key Yoga terms. This useful guide provides tips for beginners as well as a high-level overview of the eight methods or limbs (yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi). An illustrated quick reference to various Yoga asanas, breathing exercises, and yoga supplies and props is included as a convenient tool to get started. A compiled selection of helpful online resources recommends websites to visit for more in-depth information, programs, supplies, and training.

Topics Covered:

  • What is Yoga?
  • What Yoga Isn't
  • Origins of Yoga
  • Benefits of Yoga
  • Yoga vs. Exercise
  • What Happens Inside Our Brains When Exercising
  • Teachers Who Promoted Yoga in the U.S.
  • Principal Branches of Yoga
  • Key Yoga Terms
  • Yoga Tips for Beginners
  • How Yoga Works
  • Breathing Exercises for Yoga
  • Yoga Props for Beginners
  • Yoga Health Trends
  • Online Resources

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