Yoga is a discipline with physical, spiritual, and mental aspects. It originated in India and is believed to be millennia old. It has six main branches with Hatha Yoga or the Yoga of Postures being the branch most commonly practiced in the U.S. and other Western countries. Hatha Yoga emphasizes the physical aspects of yoga, but it also involves meditation and breathing techniques.
Various studies have been conducted and they suggest that yoga can increase strength, balance, and flexibility. A study with veterans showed that nine weeks of yoga instruction reduced their anxiety and depression. The researchers found that the veterans had lower levels of cortisol after their classes, leading some to conclude that yoga can be considered an auxiliary treatment for depression.
The various types of yoga range in difficulty. Some are suitable for beginners while others should be left to experienced practitioners. Similarly, some kinds of yoga can be practiced by people with relatively poor fitness or stamina while others cannot.
At Zero Gravity Fitness in Ocoee, we offer group yoga classes to help people of all ages and levels reap the many benefits of yoga. Our instructors are available to offer guidance and assistance throughout your practice. Our goal is to help our students get the most out of their fitness classes. Contact Zero Gravity Fitness today to find out more about yoga or any of our other group fitness classes.
Our yoga classes at Zero Gravity are deigned to help strengthen balance, flexibility, and stamina. We combine different styles of yoga to help build a great foundation for your practice.
In this challenging style of yoga, the students perform a non-stop series of yoga poses. They also learn breathing techniques designed to clear the mind and control the flow of breath through the body.
This type is also sometimes known as “hot yoga,” because the students exercise in a hot room, usually around 100°F. The pupils perform a set of 26 yoga poses. Anybody interested in Bikram yoga should check with their doctor first, especially if they have a condition like diabetes or hypertension.
Hatha yoga is a generic term applied to classes aimed at beginners. The class emphasizes the poses rather than breathing exercises, and the students learn the more basic postures.
Based on Ashtanga yoga, power yoga is one of the more athletic varieties. It builds upper-body strength, balance, and flexibility.
This type of yoga was actually developed in the United States. It owes its name to its developers’ desire to help people integrate mind, body and spirit and thereby lead healthy, useful and joyful lives. It includes chanting, meditation and breathing exercises along with the yoga postures.