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Most Common Yoga Asanas (Poses) And Their Benefits

Most Common Yoga Asanas (Poses) And Their Benefits

When the average person hears 'yoga', they usually think of the postures. Although there is a lot more to yoga, the postures, also known as asanas (Sanskrit), are a major part of the practice. Moving your body in certain ways helps you let go of tension, by releasing gases built up in the body such as oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. You can literally feel the release happen within your body throughout a yoga class, and often times that what keeps you wanting to come back for more! Today I am going to go through some common yoga asana benefits. ***I do not mention stress and anxiety, because ALL of these poses can and will help with those things two things over time. Mountain Pose - Tadasana Tadasana is a grounding posture that allows your to feel how your body is aligned. B...
3 Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga

3 Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga is a the most flowy type of yoga that connects breath with movement, and is commonly taught one breath = one movement. You hear Vinyasa Yoga referred to as Flow Yoga, or sometimes just simply 'flow.' If you have ever followed along with Adriene in any of her many YouTube videos, you will find that she mostly teaches Vinyasa. Click here for an example. Today I am going to go over 3 major benefits of a Vinyasa Yoga practice. Encourages Weight Loss Just taking 5 minutes to move through a few rounds of Sun Salutations will certainly get your heart pumping! Different from a traditional run, you can use a Vinyasa flow to target every part of your body, making it as strengthening and softening as you need during that moment. You are always focused on posture, where...