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Discover the Power of Yoga

Improves flexibility, builds muscle strength, improves balance, supports joint health, protects your spine, eases and prevents back pain, drains your lymphs and boosts immunity, increases heart rate, drops blood pressure, regulates adrenal glands, makes you happier, lowers blood sugar, helps with focus, relaxes your system, maintains your nervous system, releases tension in your limbs, manages depression, improves anxiety, helps you sleep deeper, helps gives you peace of mind, increases self-esteem, gives you inner strength, helps to keep allergies and viruses away, encourages self care, supports connective tissues, prevents digestive problems, teaches better breathing, increases bone health, increases blood flow, fosters mental calmness, reduces stress, increases self-confidence,  so much more!

Yoga is a diverse and ancient practice that encompasses a wide range of techniques and styles. Each style of yoga has its own unique focus and approach. Here are some of the different types of yoga: Hatha Yoga: This is the foundational style of yoga that focuses on physical postures (asanas) and breath control (pranayama). It's a gentle introduction to the most basic yoga postures. Vinyasa Yoga: In this style, poses are linked together in a flowing sequence that matches the breath. It's often referred to as "flow" yoga and can vary in intensity and in a heated room for another form of “hot yoga”. Ashtanga Yoga: A rigorous style of yoga that follows a specific sequence of postures and is similar to vinyasa yoga but faster-paced. It's physically demanding and not recommended for beginners. Iyengar Yoga: This style emphasizes precision and alignment in poses with the use of props like belts, blocks, and wall support. It's great for those looking to improve their alignment. Bikram Yoga: Also known as hot yoga, Bikram yoga consists of a series of 26 challenging poses practiced in a room heated to a high temperature. It's designed to promote flexibility and detoxification. Kundalini Yoga: Kundalini yoga focuses on the release of kundalini energy through meditation, chanting, and dynamic movements. It aims to awaken spiritual awareness. Yin Yoga: A slow-paced style of yoga where poses are held for extended periods (usually 3-5 minutes) to target connective tissues and improve flexibility. It's a meditative practice. Restorative Yoga: This style is all about relaxation and restoration. Props are used extensively to support the body in passive poses, promoting deep relaxation. Power Yoga: A fitness-based approach to vinyasa yoga, power yoga is fast-paced and designed to build muscle strength, stamina, and flexibility. Aerial Yoga: In this style, practitioners use hammocks or aerial silks to perform traditional yoga poses. It adds an element of suspension and can be quite playful. AcroYoga: A fusion of acrobatics and yoga, AcroYoga involves partner work and often includes flying and basing poses. It requires trust and communication between partners. Prenatal Yoga: Designed for expectant mothers, prenatal yoga focuses on poses and breathing techniques that can help alleviate discomfort during pregnancy and prepare for childbirth. Yoga Nidra: Also known as yogic sleep, this practice involves deep relaxation and guided meditation, leading to a state of conscious sleep. It's deeply restorative. These are just a few of the many styles of yoga available. The right style for you depends on your goals, fitness level, and personal preferences. It's a good idea to try different styles and instructors to find the one that resonates most with you.

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John Hopkins Medicine - Health and Wellness:

"Yoga offers physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages. And, if you’re going through an illness, recovering from surgery or living with a chronic condition, yoga can become an integral part of your treatment and potentially hasten healing." 

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