Yoga Postures

October 4, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

Yoga is the best set of exercises not only for a healthy body bit a healthy mind as well. The different yoga postures are geared towards improving the health and flexibility of different parts of the body as well as improving concentration power. Yoga has hundreds of postures that are categorized in groups according to their functions and the part of the body that they specialize in. Yoga has simple and advanced body postures that are used to strengthen and flexibility to one’s spinal column as well as other parts of the body like the arms, legs and abs. yoga postures also help to tone the body and keep it in shape. They also help in building stronger muscles and increase the immunity of the body towards diseases.

Yoga postures can be practiced by people in any age group. Yoga postures provide physical as well as mental stability and flexibility. The yoga postures were developed thousands of years ago by different yoga gurus. Each guru developed different yoga postures and taught them to his students. In addition to simple yoga postures for beginners, there are sequences for advanced students as well. It is often said that maximum benefits are derived by your body with the help of yoga postures that are acceptable to your body.

If you are a beginner then you should consult a yoga guru who would teach you the right yoga postures. He will begin with teaching you simple yoga postures and then move on to teaching you advanced yoga postures. Regular practice of yoga postures like sitting and standing postures would make your spinal column stronger and also make a considerable improvement in your thinking power. This is because sitting postures concentrate more on breathing exercises that purify the mind and improve thinking power. In case you don’t want to learn yoga postures from a yogic guru then you can browse the internet and download videos of yoga postures. You can choose to download those postures that you are comfortable doing.

You can also buy videos of yoga postures and practice yoga postures right at home at your own convenience. Another wonderful way to learn the yoga postures is through yoga software. These softwares remove the drawbacks of videos and helps one learn yoga postures correctly. It is necessary to do some warm up and stretching exercise before you start doing yoga postures. This will loosen the joints and muscles and make you ready for the intense yoga session ahead.

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