Types of Yoga

Asana is the Sanskrit word for the position and posture. The asanas are physical practices of yoga as exercise, as opposed to meditation yoga nidra is known as yoga or karma yoga and bhakti. In the last century, have implemented various types of yoga in the West. The most popular are: Hatha yoga , Ashtanga, Birkram or hot yoga, Vinyasa and Iyengar. All styles are based on traditional Hatha yoga. However, each has its own style variations.

Hatha yoga
The word hatha means Mental and physical energy balance. The Hatha Yoga includes a series of asanas with pranayama, or breathing techniques. A class of Hatha Yoga is usually slow-paced, with lots of stretching and breathing, and ends with a period of meditation called Savanasa, or Corpse Pose. At this time, the body relaxes, lowers heart rate, blood pressure is reduced and the mind is calm and relaxing.

 Types of Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga is also known as power yoga (yoga strong,) because of their intense training and a faster pace than hatha. The Ashtanga Yoga is a series of exercises ever conducted in the same order and constantly changing from one posture to the next. In Sanskrit, Ashtanga means the eightfold path as described in the yoga sutras of Patanjali¬†yoga classes. Continue reading “Types of Yoga”

How to become taller doing yoga

The yoga is a highly beneficial form of exercise that not only improves strength, balance and flexibility, it can also help lengthen the spine. Technically speaking, if you are a fully grown adult, the yoga will not make you “grow” as it can not increase the length of your bones. However, yoga can help you look taller by stretching the spine, creating space between the vertebrae and helping to build muscle to support this extension. The yoga can also improve your posture and correct spinal curvature, which will make you look taller over time. Some people claim to have won three inches by the regular practice of yoga .


Concentrate on your breathing. The breath control is an important part of yoga and a key component in the elongation of the spine. Each posture works on lengthening the spine while inhaling through your nose. As you exhale through the nose, is moving forward in the stance, without straining your body.


Learn proper alignment. To learn more benefits proper alignment of basic postures under the eye of a trained instructor. Even the basic poses such as Tadasana (Mountain Pose), will help you learn how to lengthen your spine in two directions to extend your tailbone toward the floor while moving your lumbar spine and above it all up. Continue reading “How to become taller doing yoga”