There are many different forms of yoga and the range of styles can be confusing. Most styles practiced today derive from Hatha yoga, the forerunner of all postural yoga. Many styles emphasise the connection of breath and movement as an integral part of the practice; some include an element of meditation, and all include relaxation at the end of class.
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BENEFITS OF YOGA
As with many forms of physical exercise, yoga will increase your strength and energy levels, improve your blood circulation and muscle tone, help with weight loss and encourage overall heath.
It will also help you to develop better posture, balance and flexibility, leaving you feeling lighter and at ease in your body. In addition it improves your metabolism and digestion by massaging the internal organs.
Above all, (and the reason why so many people are turning to yoga) it is hugely beneficial for relieving stress and increasing focus and concentration.
J. O’SULLIVAN, YOGA STUDENT