It's still the perfect way to get strong, slim and centered even after 5,000 years.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT:
* Your Body Weight Provides All The Resistance you need to strengthen and sculpt from head to toe
* It's The Perfect Way To Cross-Train because it stretches tight muscles, increases range of motion,
enhances balance and improves alignment.
* It's Good For Your Body and Mind: Yoga boosts energy and calms you as it teaches awareness, focus
HOW IT WORK
The ideal yoga workout incorporates six types of poses, says Roger Cole, Ph.D., a psychophysiologist and yoga instructor. Together, they improve alignment, strength, flexibility and relaxation. Standing poses build strength and stamina. Balancing poses improve balance, of course, but also promote focus. Forward bends stretch back and hamstring muscles; back bends improve breathing. Twists aid in digestion and tone abs. And inversions increase circulation, leaving you calm yet energized.
Try this program designed for each group with one pose, do exercise in order given
1. WARRIOR II (standing pose) 2. TREE (balancing pose) 3. DOWNWARD DOG(partial inversion)
4. WIDE LEGGED FORWARD FOLD (forward bend) 5. BRIDGE POSE (back bend)
6. SEATED SPINAL TWIST (twist)
THE MIND/BODY CONNECTION
>> Yoga's physical, emotional and mental benefits are inextricably linked. Stretches help to release pent-up tensions, while strength-building poses boost body confidence. Plus, holding a pose for a minute or more improves your focus and gives you the opportunity for spiritual insight. So while you may not walk out of yoga class with the wisdom of a swami, at least you'll be more tune with yourself.
FIND YOUR YOGA STYLE
>> Ashtanga or Iyengar? Hatha or Hot? With little knowledge, it's easy to determined the practice that's right for you.
Best For BEGINNERS
Although it's the umbrella term for all physical yoga practices, it is often used as a name for begginers' classes that include basic poses, breath work and meditation
Best for WORKING UP A SWEAT
A series of 26 poses practiced in a room heated to 105 degrees to increase flexibility.
Best for RAISING YOUR HEART RATE
This steady stream of flowing movements coordinated with the breath doesn't stop until final resting pose.
Best For PERFECTING YOUR FORM
This practice emphasizes precise alignment and develops strength and flexibility.
Best For SCULPTING YOUR UPPER BODY
A standardized sequence of athletic poses that connects movements with the breath.
Best For BUSTING STRESS
Props such as bolsters and blankets support your body so you can totally relax.