Re: New to yoga... by Ayehasherayeh ..... Yoga Support Forum
Date: 4/22/2007 12:02:30 PM ( 6 year ago)
Hi there are several branches of yoga. Hatha yoga which is part of Raja yoga is one you refer to regarding physical postures. The others include karma, bhakti, jnana, and tantra yoga.
I feel you are asking for styles of yoga as the physical branch of Hatha is concerned with postures.
This branch of Raja Yoga uses physical poses or Asana, Breathing Techniques or Pranayama, and Meditation to achieve better health, as well as spirituality. There are many styles to choose from.
I reccomend finding a teacher you like who blends physical asana with breathing techniques which are so important. Hatha yoga will help balance the body, mind and senses. It prepares you for a much higher yoga.
A beginners class with a good teacher will concentrate on working a slow approach to ready you for what your body will allow.
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