Muscular imbalances that can create a rounded posture are often the result of overdeveloping the chest and abdominal areas. For those who are already experiencing quality results with their exercise plan, the regular practice of Yoga will further increase the benefits and positive results of the workout. There has been a progression over the centuries, an occurrence that seems to happen in most traditional arts, of the practice and true meaning behind the concept of Yoga.
The purpose of the postures is to keep the body healthy and fit. Hatha Yoga – which focuses on performing postures using the appropriate form and encourages breathing and meditation. Using sound waves to attune your body, mind and breath. From reducing fat from the body to controlling blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels, yoga provides immense health benefits.
Some Pranayama breath controls are included in the Hatha Yoga practices of a general nature (to correct breathing difficulties). The founders of two of the major styles of yoga Raja/Ashtanga and Avenger were all students of the same great teacher named Krishnamacharya.
The great thing about yoga is you can start anywhere with your practice. 2. This is where an experienced teacher can be most helpful. It is important to find a teacher that you feel comfortable with to truly enjoy and therefore create longevity in what you practice.
Swatmarama compiled the “Hatha Yoga Pradipika”, which introduced the system of Hatha Yoga. If you are new to yoga, or suffer from a disease or injury, or want to use Iyengar Yoga for stress relief, I strongly recommend that you seek out a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher.