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Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning union or joining. In reality it's a very general term that encompasses
many different disciplines, from the purely physical to the purely spiritual - and everything in
between. But yoga needn't be confusing or complicated - in fact, its very essence is simplicity. If
you're new to yoga, or just want to enhance your basic knowledge, let these links be your guide.
||Yoga - A Basic Introduction|
Here is an introduction to Yoga - and to AllSpirit's Yoga Annex.
||What Kind of Yogi Are You?|
A lighthearted quiz that matches up certain Yoga styles with your personality.
||Better Balance Through Yoga|
Yoga in general is a great way to improve your balance. But there are also poses which are specifically
geared towards developing better balance. Here's how to get the most out of them.
||When Your Practice Is a Pain|
Although it doesn't happen frequently, it is possible to injure yourself during Yoga practice. Your
Yoga Guide gives you some suggestions on how to avoid hurting yourself.
||Baby Get Back! Park Two|
The back especially benefits from practicing Yoga. This two-part series focuses on postures for the
back and spine - Part Two is for those with healthy backs.
||Shavasana 101 - What's So Hard About Playing Dead?|
The Corpse Pose is more than just lying around. A proper Shavasana can get you in touch with your
innermost self. This article shows you how.
||10 Reasons to Practice Yoga|
Not convinced that Yoga is for you? After checking out this page, you'll have no leg to stand on
(unless you're doing Tree Pose).
||The American Yoga Association|
This nonprofit organization is a resource for both yoga students and teachers. Best of all, it offers
a free online yoga lesson every month!
||Yoga for Beginners|
If you have no idea whatsoever what yoga is about, then this site is especially for you! This site
will answer just about any question you may have...and quite a few questions you didn't know you had!
And you thought that basic hatha yoga class they offer at the local YMCA was all you needed to know.
It's is a lot more complex than that - in fact, it's a lot more complex than what you'll find here!
But this quick-reference guide crisply defines the most popular styles in the hatha yoga tradition.
||Yoga: The Big Picture|
Hatha Yoga is only a small part of what yoga is. Here is a page that touches on yoga's origins, and
lists some of the more popular yoga styles.
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