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Yoga For a Fit You

Aug 9, 2008
Yoga is a wonderful way to tone up your mind and body and get in form as well as a big way to relax after a long day.

Yoga is a form of workout that is related with meditation, breathing practices and impossible positioning of the body. Art of living is actually 5,000 years old. It is not of recent origin. But it has become the trend of life style only recently. In reality yoga is a good choice both for the body and mind.

About Yoga Fitness.

With the stress today on health and fitness, we are re-evaluating how we stay fit. Some forms of yoga exercise need almost a good level of fitness to start. But the benefits of yoga can be derived by all ages and also at all levels of health and fitness.

Yoga fitness can be felt in all the mentioned 10 areas. They are:

o bigger balance

o low pulse rate,

o low respiratory rate,

o ameliorated cardiovascular functions,

o low blood pressure,

o enhanced flexibility and array of motion,

o altered energy,

o low weight,

o amended immune system. and

o bettered coordination.

In the early stages of yoga fitness program you will not feel and soreness or any body aches like in all other forms of exercises. But still if you feel any pain or your muscle aches then you may have to talk to your instructor. The reason may be that you are not doing the yoga exercises correctly.

Yoga brings in fitness not only to the body, but also to the mind. Your eating habits will also change. And you will always be active and fresh. Day by day you will be aware of the changes in your body and mind.

If you are not able to sleep during nights, then there is one simple breathing exercise, which will give you a good night's sleep. You will wake up in the mornings refreshed. You will not look for coffee to get started for the day. But at the same time you will enjoy coffee when you want it. You can also find that you are no more dependant on such things.

Types of yoga:

There are three types of yoga. They are hatha yoga, power yoga and bikram yoga. Hatha yoga is a general type of yoga. Power yoga is of the aerobic style. The power yoga lays an emphasis on cardio. Bikram yoga is a yoga performed in a heated room to speed up detoxification. These are the types of yoga which you will have to select from and which suits your life style.

Kundalini yoga is another type of yoga. Kundalini is actually considered cultures to be the life force inside us. This life force inside us can be awakened. This type of yoga focuses on charkas in the body to beget a spiritual power.

Apart from power yoga, there are two other styles of yoga which are for the more fitness conscious people. They are iyengar and ashtanga yoga. These yogas give strong cardio workouts. They are fast flowing and are fit for them who need extreme fitness.
About the Author
Christopher McCombs is a Laguna Niguel Personal Trainer . Chris owns his own fitness and training business Positively Fit Inc. which helps people all over Orange County lose fat and get the body they want. You can learn more about Chris at http://www.socalworkout.com
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