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Posts for Yoga


Yin Yoga: Poses, Asanas, Health Benefits (and much more..)

Yoga - Karen Marwein - October 28, 2015

As established in an earlier post, Yin Yoga is a slow-paced, meditative practice, which is less popular compared to other styles of yoga, and some people may have probably never heard of it. It is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang – the opposite and complementary principles…

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Iyengar Yoga: Poses, Asanas, Benefits (and much more..)

Yoga - Karen Marwein - October 21, 2015

Firmly based on the traditional eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga, as expounded by Patanjali in the 2500-year old The Yoga Sutras, Iyengar Yoga is propagated by BKS Iyengar who began his teaching in 1936 after studying in Mysore with yoga guru Krisnamacharya. He began his pursuit from the time of…

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Bikram Yoga: Poses, Asanas, Benefits (and much more)

Yoga - Karen Marwein - October 19, 2015

Held in a room heated to 45 degrees, Bikram Yoga is a 90 minute class which consists of 26 asanas and breathing exercises repeated twice. Humidity is 40% – that’s right – so if you’re thinking you’re going to sweat buckets, you are right! In other words, if you didn’t…

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Power Yoga: Poses, Asanas, Benefits (and much more..)

Yoga - Karen Marwein - October 7, 2015

Power yoga, a highly dynamic, fitness-based derivative of yoga, is modeled on Ashtanga yoga. It is a western term to describe a series of vigorous postures with an emphasis on strength and flexibility. However, unlike traditional yoga which encourages slow movements from pose to pose, power yoga is a tough…

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Vinyasa Yoga: Poses, Flow, Asanas, Benefits (and much more..)

Yoga - Karen Marwein - September 24, 2015

Vinyasa Flow or just Flow Yoga, as it is sometimes referred to, is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Each movement is smoothly flowing and almost dance-like, which explains the name. The literal translation of vinyasa from Sanskrit is “connection” and…

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How to Choose the Right Yoga Class for you?

Yoga - Karen Marwein - September 23, 2015

Yoga is fast becoming a popular fitness trend and yoga classes are growing in number in every nook and corner of urban India. Yoga mats are selling like hot cakes and classes are swamped. Having said that, have you noticed that yoga does not come in one size, so to…

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7 yoga asanas for backache

Yoga - Karen Marwein - June 24, 2015

We have already seen in the previous posts how powerful yoga can be – in terms of generating physical and mental benefits. Whether you go for a regular class at a yoga center near you, or you do it in the comfort of your own home under the watchful and…

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3 Simple Yoga Exercises for IT Professionals

Motivational, Yoga - Karen Marwein - May 11, 2015

As an IT professional, to say that your daily schedule is hectic is an understatement. You skip breakfast on most days and go straight to battling the traffic, grab a coffee as soon as you reach the office and then it’s chaos from there. Even lunch usually comprises of a…

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Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga: Poses, Asanas, Benefits (and much more..)

Yoga - Karen Marwein - February 5, 2015

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, or simply Ashtanga Yoga, is the modern form of the traditional Hatha Yoga and forms the basis of almost all vinyasa, power and flow style yogas that are popular in the west today. Its roots go back to the early 1900s to an ancient text called Yoga…

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