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Yoga is a wellness practice and discipline that focuses on transforming the mind and body through movements and breath work.

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Methods of Yoga

Children’s yoga provides an overall wellness approach to children ages toddler to teen, with exercises in body movement.

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Yoga for Alternative Treatment

Through precise posture, breathing exercises and meditation, yoga can be used to treat a variety of conditions.

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About Yoga

Embraced by Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, ‘Yoga’ means “Union” in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where Yoga originated. Yoga is not a religion; it is considered as a philosophy which evolved 5,000 years ago. Yoga can integrate one’s mind, body, and spirit. With the focus on self-enlightenment, yoga’s primary goal is to unlock the body’s natural healing elements, relieving people of a variety of ailments. Amazing, isn’t it? What are you waiting for? Find Yoga Studios/Classes near you with HealingRadius and experience the healthy difference.

Today, yoga is practiced across the world by people of all religion, race and gender, focusing and teaching on the discipline of self-awareness, concentration and patience. With yoga, you can acquire a healthy mind and body. Having said all these, we will help you to Find Yoga Studios or Classes near you without much hassle. After finding out the same, you can get started on the path to a healthier you.

Methods of Yoga

  • Children Yoga

    Yoga center near you - Methods of Yoga

    There are many types of yoga that allow you to switch up your routine and put your body and mind to the test.

    For children with anxiety or ADHD, yoga is proven to be effective in reducing stress, improving social coordination and learning to recognize a calm nature or behavior.

  • Hatha Yoga

    Methods of Yoga - Hatha Yoga

    Hatha Yoga uses a specific method of gentle movements without the use of flow generated postures in between specific poses for stretching and relaxation. Hatha yoga is directed at providing a calm and meditative state which includes gentle stretching and focuses on listening to the breath.

    Historically, hatha yoga is seen as a stress reducing practice using the six limbs. The six limbs provide concentrated direction in gesture, posture, purification, breathing, meditation and energy control. Hatha yoga, like all other select types of yoga, can bring significant health benefits with regular participation in its practice. Health benefits of hatha yoga may include increased flexibility, energy levels and muscle tone. Other benefits include better quality sleep and improved circulation.

    Hatha Yoga is a universal type of yoga that can be beneficial and practiced by people of all ages. Hatha does not focus on developing flow within the practice or an increased heart rate, and instead focuses on balance and correct form.

  • Vinyasa Yoga

    Yoga Trainers near you - Vinyasa yoga

    Vinyasa Yoga, or flow, is a connective form of yoga that moves through what some refer to as a structured dance. Vinyasa focuses on the inhalation and exhalation of the breath and its connection to how movements take form. Vinyasa yoga is commonly referenced when referring to several types of yoga like ashtanga, bikram, power and forrest yoga.

    Vinyasa Yoga uses six series, starting with a beginner practice, to primary, and ending at an advanced practice, which can span over a period of years or decades. Connection to the mind and body is essential in the practice of vinyasa yoga, starting with the eye’s gaze, to the crown of the head, to the spine and tailbone and ending at the toes. Vinyasa can sometimes be associated with Power Yoga because of it’s similarities in standing, sitting, breath and meditation sequences.

  • Ashtanga & Power Yoga

    Yoga teachers near you - Ashtanga and power yoga

    Ashtanga and Power Yoga is a specialized practice that concentrates on sound breathing, specific direction of the eyes, internal energy locks and coordination of breath with the body’s postures. This concentrated form of yoga can build grace, composition and strength. Ashtanga yoga students are first introduced to breathwork before postures and poses are attempted. Power Yoga follows similar breathwork introduction, but sequences are much more varied and typically don’t follow a strategic pattern.

    Many ashtanga yoga teachers recommend that a person try ashtanga for at least a month before deciding against it. Once the common series of poses, postures and breathwork are recognized, then the practice can flow more naturally and consistently. Ashtanga devotees do not practice during a full or new moon days and discourage women from practice on the first three days of their menstrual cycle. Power yoga is for those looking for a challenging, sweaty practice that doesn’t focus as earnestly on meditation, chanting and slower movements.

  • Iyengar Yoga

    Iyengar yoga

    Iyengar Yoga, like hatha yoga, focuses on concentrated postures, poses and breath control. Iyengar is unique to other forms of yoga because of its use of props like straps, blocks, boulders and blankets to help prevent injury and increase awareness of the correct positioning of postures. Iyengar is considered one of the oldest styles of yoga and is great for all levels of practice because it concentrates on form, precision and paying attention to how the breath is incorporated into every practice.

    Iyengar is an excellent, therapeutic yoga practice for those recovering from injury or strain and the practice can be adjusted according to a person’s mobility. Iyengar yoga is excellent for stress relief, anxiety and depression therapy for a variety of ages, levels and wellness levels.

  • Kundalini Yoga

    Kundalini yoga

    Kundalini Yoga’s primary focus is elevating energy coiled in the spine and bringing it to the crown of the head. This type of spiritual yoga includes high energy, chanting, music and cardio movements. A solid kundalini practice activates dormant energy into energy that follows the body’s natural channel to spiritual devotion and happiness. Potential difficulties faced in kundalini yoga are body stiffness, lack of concentration and holding too closely to the body’s ego and not on the individualized freedom of spiritual energy.

    Focus in kundalini yoga, like many other types of yoga, focuses on breath control and holding poses, but is ultimately considered the most spiritual awakening form of yoga.

  • Sivananda Yoga

    Sivananda Yoga

    Sivananda yoga is a form of hatha yoga that focuses heavily on relaxation, meditation, yogic breathing, a vegetarian or sattvic diet, in depth practice of asana posture and poses and an overall positive way of thinking. The suggested sattvic diet consists of only consuming organisms that naturally come from the earth and require that no harm is done to the organism in order to be a source of food or drink. Sivananda yoga followers live a lifestyle that suggests a diminished chance of disease and illness through the followed vegetarian diet, meditation, practice and relaxation methods in a regular practice. Development of physical strength and balance are benefits of a regular, devoted sivananda yoga practice, as well as a stronger sense of self awareness and mental wellness.

  • Bikram Yoga

    Bikram Yoga

    Bikram Yoga focuses on a series of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises performed in a 105 degree temperature yoga studio with an accredited teacher or professional. The series of poses are specifically designed and ordered to warm and stretch muscles deeply, offer a cleansing property to the well oxygenated blood, increase heart rate, encourage balance and provide an overall detox to the body through a loss of sweat. The practice of bikram yoga is encouraged up to three times per week to benefit from its healthy, cleansing properties. Bikram yoga discourages consuming any food for three hours before a class session and highly encourages drinking plenty of water before, during and after your bikram yoga session to prevent dehydration.

  • Viniy Yoga

    Viniy yoga

    Viniyoga is a focus on the individual abilities of a person and utilizes the tool of a yoga practice. Viniyoga centers on improving function, mobility and a sense of calm in those that practice. Viniyoga uses common yoga based stretching and poses in a more individualized focus with the student and teacher depending upon each student’s ailment, injury or inability to move their body into a specific pose. Viniyoga is versatile and able to adapt its studies to any student’s needs or abilities. A strong core of viniyoga is centralized in asanas, breathing, meditation and ailment. Viniyoga’s core is centralized on balance in body, mind and way of life.

  • Anusara Yoga

    Anusara Yoga

    Anusara Yoga is fairly new studied practice of yoga,developed in the last 20 years, that focuses on goals of self-esteem, self empowerment and positivity. Anusara yoga sessions always consist of a beginning, middle and end through an integrated practice that takes elemental poses and structure from hatha yoga. Anusara yoga’s core is to use heart opening postures, meditation and student’s own goals of alignment to connect to their “true path.” The three focal points of anusara yoga are the pelvic point, heart point, and upper palate focal point. Anusara yoga works from seated positions, standing, lunging and inversions to complete a beginning, middle and end pattern practice.

  • Core Power Yoga

    Core power yoga

    Core Power Yoga is a deep, structured study on physical and emotional nourishment. Physical and emotional benefits come from the study of yoga and it’s connection to the community. Core power yoga can be a combination of studies including, heated, hot, power fusion and sculpt yoga that works to improve core strength. A strong practice in core power yoga consists of standing poses, balance and the ability to follow a strong vinyasa flow pattern. Core power yoga enthusiasts believe that the basis of a solid yoga foundation starts with a centralized core (abdomen) of the body.

    Core power yoga takes its foundation from both hatha and vinyasa yoga and uses its own instructional methods introduced in its beginnings in 2002 to differentiate it from other more common yoga practices.

  • Jivamukti Yoga

    Jivamukti Yoga

    Jivamukti Yoga is one of the nine, well known styles of hatha yoga practiced internationally. There are five tenets of jivamukti yoga consisting of scripture, devotion, kindness, music and meditation (shastra, bhakti, ahimsa, nada, dhyana). Jivamukti yoga is widely known and practiced around the world. The practice focuses on teaching individuals, on and off the mat, relevant life practices in gratitude, breath control, relaxation, movement and meditation. At a beginner’s level, students can expect to work through four weeks of study that begins with standing poses (asanas) and works into inversions by the fourth week.

    Jivamukti Yoga intends to help give those that regularly devote time to their practice an overall different consciousness and understanding to their individual yoga path.

  • Kripalu Yoga

    Kripalu Yoga

    Kripalu Yoga is defined by the different paths and various disciplines it has to offer its devotees. Kripalu yoga stresses that all yoga should lead to one great Yoga path. Gathering an understanding of the various types of yoga branches can help you adopt its customs in your own life. The recognized branches of yoga in a kripalu study are karma, jnana, bhakti, hatha, raja and tantra yoga. Through the harmonization of mind, body and breath and an integrated lifestyle of it’s tools of graciousness to humanity, kripalu yoga can be an in-depth practice. Some of the important elements of kripalu yoga include action and service to humanity, concentration, meditation, devotion, postures and breathing exercises.

    Kripalu Yoga's core focus like many other studies of yoga is that it helps individuals introduce wellness tactics through physical and mental health.

  • Integral

    Integral Yoga

    Integral Yoga focuses on putting the body and mind through direct concentration to practice the five psychological perfections as part of their yoga path. The five psychological perfections are sincerity, faith and trust, devotion/gratitude, courage or inspiration and endurance/perseverance. In integral yoga, the path for motivation and action for better understanding in life should help shape a person’s yoga practice. The devotees of integral yoga will be able to recognize when they should change direction if their own self-centered desires come up in their yoga path. Integral yoga uses studies of different types of yoga from hatha, japa, raja and karma yoga to teach asanas, breathing, yogic diet, sense of control and selfless service.

  • Moksha/Modo Yoga

    Moksha Yoga

    Moksha/Modo Yoga is based on the philosophy of personal development, devotion to bettering the lives of others, the environment and yourself through selfless devotion and concentration in your yoga practice. A moksha yoga practice encourages deeper, holistic awareness which over time leads to a deeper state of awareness. Moksha/Modo yoga was a founded in 2004 and is a form of hot yoga, where the practice uses flow or vinyasa asanas and the studio is generally heated to 90-104 degrees. Devotees of moksha yoga believe that the use of heat will allow the muscles and joints to soften, stretch, and provide better overall range of movement. Moksha yoga focuses on the long term health of the joints, spine and body through a variety sequence of typically 40 poses.

  • Laughter Yoga

    Laughter Yoga

    Laughter Yoga is a unique practice of yoga that uses deep breathing to oxygenate the blood and use laughter through special guided techniques to benefit overall health and wellness. Laughter yoga is a playful, body exercise that focuses on physical, emotional and mental health through sequences of body postures and poses, active laughing, breathwork, diet and overall action of optimism. Laughter yoga’s theory says that laughter is contagious and an easy, efficient way to relieve stress and strengthen the immune system. Laughter yoga reminds devotees to practice compassion, let go of the ego and focus on calming the mind, body and mood.

Problems treated with Yoga

Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain yoga therapy is common in Hatha, Iyengar, Viniyoga and specialized yoga styles. All focus on asana postures, breathing and meditation. Some of the suggested yoga styles for chronic back pain relief are more or less intense than others. All forms of yoga focus on its healing factors and how through body and mind wellness, one can heal their ailments. Through a focused yoga devotion, poses for stretching, meditation and relaxation can help in bringing the body back to it’s natural “center” or increase a person’s range of motion. Yoga for back pain also encourages the patient to distance themselves from medications used for their pain, as yoga starts to heal that area. Typical in yoga for chronic back pain, different props like blocks, straps or bolsters will be used to aid those in and out of poses for their own comfort until the pain lessens.

Depression

Using yoga to treat depression within the alternative health community is a common and beneficial method for mental and physical wellness. Studies show that a regular practice of yoga and meditation contribute to lowering blood pressure, easier breathing and eases the body’s ability to deal with stress. Controlled breathing is a main component of a dedicated yoga practice and regular use of it in everyday life outside of the yoga studio can be beneficial for longevity in a life with less pain, poor sleep quality and emotional problems; like depression. All studies of yoga focus on a reconnection with the energy and function of ourselves. In recognizing these traits of ourselves, a person can self-soothe through a practice that increases strength, mobility and breath. A regular yoga practice of any kind can help provide direction and motivation for those suffering from depression.

Back Pain & Stiffness

Back pain in the lower region and stiffness are common ailments for many, especially those that work in an office environment that involves more sitting than standing or walking. Yoga can help those suffering with exercises, postures and specific approaches to lessen targeted pain. Through yoga, targeted poses can be useful specifically for spine or tailbone pain. Breathwork and asanas can help provide relief daily to those that learn suggested postures from their yoga teacher and use them in their office or at home too. Using yoga for stiffness can also help in preventing injury or strain in other workouts by using an approach that a person can adapt to their own flexibility.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure brought on by stress and poor diet can be detrimental to a person’s wellness path. An alternative healing approach to high blood pressure through yoga is an effective way to grow into a yoga practice of your own, while helping one’s health concerns of stress and high blood pressure. Suggested yoga poses for high blood pressure, to name a few, include: Downward-Facing Dog, Hero Pose, Corpse Pose and Dolphin Pose. In addition to calming the body and teaching relaxation, yoga also offers a variety of practice types to choose from, with excellent options for anyone.

Stress

Yoga for stress relief is an approach that anyone can take for themselves, and recognizes that each individual exists on a different skill and fitness mobility level. Establishing which style of yoga is best for you can be done by finding a yoga studio or recreation center in your area that offers a variety of classes. Yoga is adaptable for all and the benefits include lower blood pressure, less stress, more energy, increased immunity, flexibility and overall better sense of wellness. A guided yoga practice is also useful in establishing your own connection to your physical and mental progress.

Anxiety & Depression

In yoga, reducing the body’s amount of stress and anxiety is done by focusing on breathwork and being present in the current moment. A yoga practice concentrated on stress reduction can bring individuals a greater sense of peace and anxiety relief without medications or medical practice. Some yoga poses that work well for lessening stress and anxiety include, Uttanasana, Downward-Dog, Low Lunge and Corpse Pose. Healing and wellness in yoga can come from the benefits of a stylized practice and helps individuals create their own path in levels of difficulty as their practice grows stronger. A decrease in the body’s stress levels can contribute to longer life span, better immunity, digestion and happiness.

High Cholestrol

A yoga practice is an excellent way to approach dealing with high cholesterol. The regular practice of yoga has the added benefits to reduce stress hormones, which are specific hormones linked in those with high cholesterol. Many that focus on a yoga infused lifestyle with a regular yoga and meditation practice, also follow a vegetarian diet of plants, grains, eggs and fresh fruits. According to alternative health studies and westernized medical studies, adopting a vegetarian diet is an excellent way to eliminate excess fats and animal proteins, which can all be difficult to digest. A devoted yoga practice consists of a dedicated, regular practice and avoidance of a sedentary lifestyle.

Chronic Chest pain

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