Yoga is an exercise that can make us train our mind and body at the same time. ST introduces various kinds of yoga and their effects. ......................................................................................... Ed
Yoga is gaining popularity among the modern people who experience both physical and mental exhaustion. The yoga is getting more excited by showing headstand movements at a TV program. The origin of the word yoga begins with the Sanskrit root word yuj, which means “joined.” It refers to the combination of the mind, body and spirit. It is called yoga when you control your mind to stop your movement and return to your original, calm state of mind. Let us learn about the characteristics of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Flying Yoga among the various types of yoga.
Vinyasa means to flow or connect in Sanskrit. Its characteristic is that the movements are connected naturally like flowing water. It requires balance and concentration. In addition, it adds a sense of psychological stability by continuously breathing from the beginning to the end of training. Tools such as yoga blocks and straps are used because they are developed for positioning and stability. There are also times when music is used for flow. This type of yoga is good for building strength by using the upper and lower body evenly. Even beginners can enjoy this easily.
Ashtanga means eight-limb training in Sanskrit. It is a training method that connects 60 sequences continuously. Such well-known singers as Lee Hyo-ri and Madonna exercise this type of yoga. The foundation of Ashtanga is a breathing technique of Ujjayi. Taking a deep breath will increase the body’s heat and release sweat and waste. By breathing out until your lungs are completely empty, you can relax mind and increase your concentration. The characteristic of Ashtanga is that it equates movement to meditation. There are high level movements that will help to build muscle strength. It is more suitable for advanced students than beginners.
Flying yoga was invented by Christopher Harrison, who is a dancer and choreographer. It is a exercise for performing yoga movements in a hammock hanging from the ceiling. Flying yoga added an active part to static yoga. As the body moves freely by hanging on to the hammock, the blood circulation increases. Flying yoga uses inversion posture as the basis for hanging upside down. It regulates the blood from the lower body due to gravity and prevents swelling. It takes power to cling to the hammock, as well as more muscle to do the right movements.
Vinyasa is perfect for improving your physical strength, while Ashtanga is great for a skilled person. Flying yoga is highly recommended for those who want to try active yoga. You can maximize the effects of yoga by identifying the characteristics of each yoga and use the style that suits you best.
Yun Ji-hui (Planning Editor)