It is not an easy question to answer here as yoga has been very differently practiced by people today, depending upon the intention and stage you are in, diet could be suggested accordingly , if you are a traditional yoga practitioner who’s intention is to practice yoga much more mentally , your attention is more pranayama and meditation, satvic diet(natural, fresh, juicy, easily digestible and so on) is much more suitable and is considered yogic diet for you on the other hand if you are practicing yoga for physical strength, weight gain and flexibility somewhere rajasik diet(protein, quick energizing)may be recommended. In conclusion yogic diet is to eat according to the actual need of body not the senses, eating healthy, to satisfy the hunger not for sensual pleasure.
Vinyasa flow yoga is a concept of moving the body with breath and it can contain very dynamic and diverse yoga postures which will be practiced in a sequence along with the breath, vinyasa flow could be so dynamic that it could include any type of movement and could be named on it e.g. animal flow move the body like animals, free flow, moving from one position to any anotherposition that you feel like, just feeling free to move anyway.
Ashtanga word is made from “ashta” means 8 and “anga” limbs, ashtanga yoga has eight limbs of yoga practice that allows one to achieve the ultimate goal of yoga practices which is to be liberated.Yama(social conduct)Niyama(attitude to ourselves)Asana(physical posture)Pranayama(breath work for pranaextention and control)Pratyahara(sense withdrawal)Dharna(concentration)Dhyana(meditation)Samadhi(liberation)Ashtanga vinyasa is a yoga asana sequence practice that is based on Ashtanga yoga mentioned above.
Hatha yoga is one of the most ancient yoga practices that has 7 limbs according to a text Gerandsamhita, shodhan(purification), dridta(stability), sthairya(steadiness), dhairya(calmness), laghawa(lightness), pratyaksha(self realization) and nirlipta(liberation)Shatkarma for body cleansing and purification.Asana for body strengthening and stability.Mudra for body steadying.Pratyahara for mind calming.Pranayama for inner lightness.Dhyana for self realization.Samādhi for self liberation.
There are different types of yoga practices as per different ancient yogic text like hath yoga, ashtanga yoga, kriya yoga, Iayayoga , etc. Multi-Style Yoga refers to the practice of yoga asanas with different basis and fundamentals, for instance, ashtanga vinyasa yoga , hatha yoga , hot yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa yoga and so on.
Asana is defined as a stable and comfortable position of body which gives us physical strength, flexibility, alignment and allows one to achieve mental calmness. There are several asanas in yoga which are named on the basis of how they look and how they influence our body, e.g. utanasanawhich means intense stretch or forward bend, Mayurasanaimitates peacock and so on. Yoga asanas are also practiced in different variations and sequences that has become a trend in modern world.
Anatomy was never a part of yoga , since yoga has been practiced much more for physical health and wellness alone, it has become a significant part of it, yoga anatomy helps us learn how yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and others practices influence our body at tissue level, and it could help us learn biomechanics, alignment of yoga asanas that helps us practice yoga safely and efficiently.
The word manduka means frog, the posture is also called bhekasana, there are three different types of mandukasana are there 1 it is practiced lying on belly and both knees are bent at 90 degrees and knees are kept in the level of hips which stretches the groin muscles adductutors and considered as hip opening posture 2 one way to practice is to sit in Vajrasana and make fist with both hands now place the fist just below the navel on both sides keeping fists together now exhale completely and pull the navel in towards the spine and bend forward onto thighs this posture squeezes the abdominal organs. 3 this one is called bhekasana and is practiced in intermediate series of ashtanga vinyasa yoga. Lie on the belly and bend…
Vajra means Thunderbolt or a weapon of lord indrawhich is concrete and very strong . In order to perform vajarasana , one should bend both the knees and sit on the heels while toes are pointing backward and spine is kept in upright and natural position of it , hands are placed onto thighs and palms faces down or up especially if practiced as a meditative posture. This is a seated posture and could be practiced during asana sequence , it is also practiced as a meditative posture, since this posture is not comfortable enough for every individual to sit in it may not be considered a meditative pose for some people. FAQ Most frequent questions and answers What are the benefits of doing Vajrasana? Vajrasana is one of the…
Nadishodhan is the breathing exercise in yoga that is a type of pranayama which means to purify and cleans energy channels(nadis) where vital force of the body flows,nadishodhana pranayama balances the ida and pingalanadi and makes the pranic flow into subhumnanadi , it is also translated as alternative nostril breathing.To practice this pranayama one should sit in a comfortable posture e.g. sukhasana,use a chair basically to keep the spine in erect position, place the palms on knees and allow whole body to relax thoroughly, take a moment to calm down your breath and keep your breathing fromthe perineum all the way to shoulder without forcingNow perform vishnu mudra by folding right hands index and middle finger at the base of the thumb or keep the index and middle finger at…