Empower your yoga practice with key insights from anatomy, physiology, & mental health for improved well-being
Modern yoga practice often includes traditional elements inherited from Hinduism, such as moral and ethical principles, postures designed to keep the body fit, spiritual philosophy, breathing exercises, and stilling the mind through meditation. These elements are sometimes adapted to meet the needs of non-Hindu practitioners, who may be attracted to yoga by its utility as a relaxation technique or as a way to keep fit.Proponents of yoga see daily practice as beneficial in itself, leading to improved health, emotional well-being, mental clarity, and joy in living.
Yoga advocates progress toward the experience of samadhi, an advanced state of meditation where there is absorption in inner ecstasy. The yoga becoming increasingly popular in the West as a form of physical fitness, weight control, and self-development is commonly associated with the asanas (postures) of Hatha Yoga, but Westerners often ignore the deeper philosophy of yoga. Asana teachings originated among ancient Indian yogis—who believed that all life was connected to nature; they stressed balance between strength & humility when practicing them. It's important not only for those new members of this lifestyle, but also for parents trying out both approaches at first sight!
I would argue that it isn't necessarily hard to discover which practices do you like best — even simple ones will stimulate more positive results than complex one-off workouts might encourage. Even so...the key thing about any given style: try doing multiple ways before settling upon something unique …which requires learning some techniques later.