Modern yoga refers to the exercise, relaxation and self-development techniques wherein posture practice (asanas) is central. They are believed by its practitioners to provide increased strength, flexibility and beauty. In the 21st-century, these techniques have emerged as an academic field of study that "traces its roots in the historic culture of South Asia, more specifically inspired from certain philosophies, teachings and practices of Hinduism", according to Elizabeth De Michelis.
Trikonasana or Utthita Trikonasana is known as Triangle Pose is a standing asana in modern yoga as exercise. Variations include Baddha Trikonasana and Parivrtta Trikonasana. Trikonasana is a standing yoga posture that requires strength, balance, and flexibility.
In this posture, both arms extend with the legs spread apart and one foot turned at a 90-degree angle. The upper body bends toward the lead foot so that one arm reaches toward but not necessarily touching, the .
Prenatal yoga is a style designed for pregnant women to practice, regardless of their due date. The mixture of stretching, controlled breathing, and mental focus offers a variety of benefits to expectant mothers. This form of yoga can also increase strength and flexibility in the muscles used during childbirth.
Prenatal yoga may reduce stress levels and improve sleep patterns during pregnancy. It may also alleviate physical discomforts such as nausea, headaches, and lower back pain. .
Hatha yoga is the yoga tradition most familiar to Western culture. The term is derived from the Sanskrit ha, meaning "sun," and tha, meaning "moon." The practice aims to unite the active and receptive qualities represented by each celestial being.
Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga. In India, hatha yoga is associated with popular tradition with the Yogis of the Natha Sampradaya through its traditional founder Matsyendranath. Almost all Hatha yogic texts belong to .
Vinyasa yoga is a smooth transition between asanas in styles of modern yoga as exercises such as Vinyasa Krama Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and Bikram Yoga. Especially, Vinyasa yoga is practiced when movement is paired with the breath.
Description of Vinyasa yoga
The vinyasa forms of yoga used as exercise including Pattabhi Jois's 1948 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and its spin-off schools such as Beryl Bender Birch's 1995 Power Yoga and others like Baptiste Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, .
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six astika schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
The term "Yoga" in the Western world often denotes a modern form of hatha yoga and yoga as exercise, consisting largely of the postures or asanas.
Origin of Yoga
The word Yoga .
Downward Dog Pose and Downward-facing Dog Pose is also known as Adho Mukha Shvanasana. Downward-facing Dog Pose is an inversion asana in modern yoga as exercise which is often practiced as part of a flowing sequence of poses especially Surya Namaskar which means the Salute to the Sun. The asana does not have formally named variations but several playful variants are used to assist beginning practitioners to become comfortable in the pose.
Downward Dog stretches .
Parighasana is known as Gate Pose. Gate Pose is a kneeling asana in modern yoga as exercise. Parighasana is one of the simplest yoga postures for beginners to start with.
The name is derived from the Sanskrit Parigha, referring to the bar that closes a gate, and asana, meaning "posture." It offers a number of physical, mental, and spiritual benefits to the practitioner despite its simplicity.
History of Gate Pose
The asana is not known before the .
Vrikshasana is also known as Tree Pose. Vrikshasana is a balancing asana. It is one of the very few standing poses in medieval hatha yoga and remains popular in modern yoga as exercise.
Vrikhasana is a standing asana that improves balance, focus, and mental clarity. The name comes from the Sanskrit vrikhsa means "tree," and asana means"pose."This asana requires the practitioner to stand on one leg with the other leg bent so the footrests on .
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana is a Shoulder-supported bridge or simply Bridge also called Setu Bandhasana. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana is an inverted back-bending asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise. Setu bandha Sarvangasana is one of the basic backbends poses that prepare one for advanced backbend versions.
The term is derived from the Sanskrit Setu, meaning "bridge," bandha, meaning "lock," Sarva, meaning "all," Anga, meaning, "limb," and asana meaning "pose."
History Of Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
The pose .
Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose is a reclining back-bending asana in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise. It is commonly performed in a cycle of asanas in Surya Namaskar (Salute to the Sun) as an alternative to Urdhva Mukha Svanasana. The name comes from the Sanskrit words Bhujanga, "snake" or "cobra" and asana, "posture" or "seat", from the resemblance to a cobra with its hood raised.
Bhujangasana is the Sanskrit name for a popular yoga .