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Top 50 Yoga Poses

Top Yoga poses and essentials of yoga

Read all about the top 50 Yoga poses/asanas, breathing exercises, how to do yoga poses and their benefits.

Basics of Yoga

Basics of Hatha Yoga

Learn the basic Philosophy of Yoga and what it means. Yoga when literally translated means – “to join”, “to unite”. Yoga ceases the movements of the mind

Hatha Yoga

Know all about Hatha Yoga, how to do Hatha Yoga, origins of Hatha Yoga, benefits of Hatha Yoga, and precautions.

Hatha Yoga is a branch within Raja Yoga. It comprises mainly of Asanas & Pranayama. The main goal of Hatha Yoga is to purify the mind and prepare you for further spiritual practices.

Hatha Yoga Health Benefits

Hatha Yoga Health Benefits

Physical health and Mental health are the basic requirements to enjoy life and have peace. Read all about the science-backed health benefits of Hatha Yoga.

Sun Salutation

Surya Namaskar / Sun Salutation

Sun salutation (Surya Namaskar) is a holistic exercise that promotes physical as well as mental health benefits. It revitalizes each and every cell of the body, gives physical strength, flexibility, and mental calmness.

Goal of Yoga

Basics of Yoga

According to Patanjali’s definition in the 2nd sutra, yoga is cessation (nirodha) of the activities (vrittis) of chitta. Vrittis refer to any sequence of thoughts, ideas, mental imaging or cognitive act performed by the mind, intellect, or ego.

Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga basics, all about Bhakti Yoga, benefits of Bhakti Yoga

The path of devotion to the Divine is Bhakti Yoga. This is the path of surrendering your ego to whatever is your perception on divinity. Through complete surrender, you start to realize the reality of self.

Mindfulness

The term “mindfulness,” originally described in ancient manuscripts, is an English translation of the Pali word sati, which means “consciousness, attention, and remembering.”

Founder of Yoga

The evidence of Yoga is mentioned in the oldest Vedic texts – The Rig Veda. A questions often asked by users is around the origins of Yoga. The debate around origins of Yoga and who exactly founded Yoga has had multiple explanations. the founder of Yoga as it is known today including many of its off-shoots is Patanjali.

Misconceptions about Yoga

Misconceptions of Yoga

There are a lot of misconceptions about Yoga. One of the most popular misconceptions is that Yoga it is about Yoga poses or asanas. The popular narrative around Yoga has centered around Yoga poses/asanas.

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Yoga vs. Gym - Which is better? Does Yoga lead to better health over Gym or does Gym lead to better health over Yoga. We look at research and try to find the answer. Research shows Yoga to be a clear winners when looking at its impact on Quality of Life.

Yoga vs. Gym – Which Leads to Better Quality of Life?

Yoga vs. Gym – Which is better? Does Yoga lead to better health over Gym or does Gym lead to better health over Yoga. We look at research and try to find the answer. Research shows Yoga to be a clear winners when looking at its impact on Quality of Life.

Latest Yoga Poses on World Yoga Forum

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Hatha Yoga Health Benefits

Basics of Yoga

Hatha Yoga health benefits have now been well studied and documented by numerous researchers around the world. Physical health and Mental health are the basic requirements to enjoy life and have peace. Peace and satisfaction in life can be fulfilled by practicing Hatha Yoga. There are numerous well-documented studies that have explored Hatha Yoga Health Benefits in a scientific manner and broadly classified into 7 massive Hatha Yoga health benefits. Read more about Hatha Yoga health benefits on the World Yoga Forum.

Sun Salutation – All You Need To Know

Sun Salutation - All you need to know

Sun salutation (Surya Namaskar) is a holistic exercise that promotes physical as well as mental health benefits. It is an ancient Indian method of offering prayers to the rising Sun in the morning along with a series of physical postures with regulated breathing aiming at range of physical, mental and spiritual benefits. It revitalizes each and every cell of the body, gives physical strength, flexibility, and mental calmness. In Sanskrit literature, “surya” means sun, and the word “namaskar” means salutation. Therefore, this practice is known as the “Surya namaskar” or ‘salutation to the sun’.

Yoga For PCOS – Poses, Breathing Exercises and Benefits

Yoga For PCOS

Female reproductive system is more complex than the male reproductive system, therefore subject to more frequent disturbances. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one such disturbance. It is mainly a lifestyle disorder which is getting more and more common during these times indicating our unhealthy lifestyle. Although, there is also a huge lack of information about menstrual health and one major reason for that is the ignorance and taboo towards menstruation in our society. Even at this point, menstruation is considered impure and women during their periods are restricted in their day to day lives. It is about time for us to understand our menstrual health and prevent severe disorders like PCOS before it gets the best of us.

About World Yoga Forum

The World Yoga Forum is an attempt to systemically share the ancient teachings and practices of Yoga and place them in the correct context. It intends to be a platform for Yoga, Meditation enthusiasts, practitioners, trainers, and teachers to share knowledge and experience on Yoga. World Yoga Forum’s mission is to promote better living through the wisdom of ancient spiritual knowledge and practices. Read more about World Yoga Forum

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