Yoga is a excercise, practice or discipline that involves the mind, the body and the spirit. There are many diferent types and yoga’s schools all around the world.
It is practiced specialy in Hindu and Buddhist societies. It is an ancient practice, from around the sixth century before Christ that has being changing with the time.
Yoga has existed in the Oriental world for many centuries, but nowadays, is becoming more and more popular among the western countries.
This practice entered in the western world in the twenty century. Due to the stress problems that actual societies are living, this phisical, mental and spiritual practice has appeared in order to harmonize the people.
There are many beliefs about the terapeutic effect of the yoga practice. Many studies are being carried out nowadays to verify the effectiveness of yoga in relation to cancer, heart disease, mind illness, among others.
Types of Yoga
There are many types of yoga, but the most populars are: Ashtanga yoga, Bikram yoga and Hatha yoga.
Ashtanga Yoga is one of the most popular types of yoga nowadays and is like the modern form of the ancient indian yoga. It is well known as the eightfold yoga path, due its incorporation of those eight tradicional yoga path.
This type of yoga involves twenty six positions of the Hatha Yoga and is praticed in 42 celcius degrees for about ninety minutes.
The use of high temperatures is a way to reflect the India temperature and also is believed that helps in the muscle relaxation, avoiding injuries. The temperature increse the body perspiration and impulse the detoxification.
Hatha Yoga is one of the most worldwide known yoga. Like the others forms of yoga, the Hatha Yoga try to unite mind, body and spirit. It’s an slow and gentle yoga that convine many positions.
Other types of yoga are: Kriya Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Power Yoga.