Ashtanga Yoga Poses – One of Yoga Types that Can Lose Your Weight
Ashtanga yoga poses taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois can give many benefits for health by performing synchronization between breathing and movement through several series set of asanas. The term Ashtanga itself had the sanskrit sense i.e. Ashta means eight and anga means limb. So Ashtanga means eight limb paths. In carrying out the practice of Ashtanga, you’ll be doing a series of poses with emphasis on posture and breath. Each pose requires the existence of coordination between breath and movement. Ashtanga yoga is one type of yoga that can make you practice to enhance strength, strengthens the muscles and also to lose weight. Although the intensity of practicing yoga not burn calories as much as aerobics class, but the ashtanga yoga is one type of yoga that fall into the categories can lose weight. By doing ashtanga yoga poses, you will spend a lot of sweat so that indirectly the toxins in the body can be removed through sweat. This process is often referred to detoxification where toxins are removed from the body.
Ashtanga yoga consists of six series of postures that are referring to main series, intermediate and advance. Each consists of several processing is done in stages at the time of exercise. On this ashtanga yoga, there are no cardiovascular exercises that can support in losing weight immediately, but in several time you’ll eventually lose your weight. But with a series of poses performed, the benefits obtained are an increase in flexibility, build muscle and help you to feel more energetic and positive as well as increased your confidence. For beginners who have never practiced yoga before are encouraged to follow a series of modules provided by yoga classes with guidance from an experienced yoga instructor.
In ashtanga yoga poses are also poses that maybe you’ve done in traditional yoga (if you’ve never practiced yoga). One of the poses that may be very familiar to you is the plank and downward facing dog. So for the first time try ashtanga yoga can adjust and feel familiar with some of the poses are performed here. In early workouts as beginners, you usually would rehearse six postures from the early stages of ashtanga which will then become the Foundation for the next phase to the more difficult one. There are 3 phases or 3 series from which the practice of Ashtanga yoga with each series starts with Surya Namaskara or also known as the greetings of the Sun or Sun salutation.
To master the whole of this practice isn’t that easy, it takes routine exercise in order to integrate the postures and breath. Series contained in the Ashtanga yoga poses is composed of the main series are referred to as Yoga Chikitsa means yoga therapy, build strength, and stamina. Yoga Chikitsa consists of 75 poses that will take approximately 2 hours to complete the entire poses. After finish this series, you can continue to intermediate series.
The intermediate series, also known as Nadi Shodana which means cleaning up the energy channels, which became the basis of the physical form. This series consists of a combination of the first series and some additional new poses variation. Doing and practice this series this for some period of time, then you will feel any changes in your body where your power and strength are becoming more increasing and your concentration level and focus becomes deeper.
Advance series of Ashtanga yoga is known by the name of Sthira Bhaga meant to stabilize the radiance. Advance series is divided again into 4 series where each series can be done by people who have been through the stages of major and medium-sized series. This series are not recommended for beginners.
If your goal by doing yoga is to lose weight, then you should not hesitate to mention that ashtanga yoga is one of yoga type that can lower your weight. Besides that, you can get another benefit where your posture can also be corrected and muscles become stronger so in overall you will be slimmer.
Although it is safe to do yoga for anyone, but ashtanga yoga may not be suitable for everyone. For those who have are in overweight category (obesity), in the beginning to practice yoga you should do yoga exercises with less intensity level to lose weight. It aims to make your body can receive the exercise and not surprised with the exercise being performed. Yoga instructors can be the people that you can consult with because they already have experience in doing yoga practice and they know the difficulty level of each types of yoga.