Hatha Yoga is among the most popular forms in the west. It emphasizes the practice of postures, which stretch and strengthen the body, help develop a sense of balance and flexibility, as well as body awareness and mental concentration. All forms of yoga incorporate the practice of proper breathing techniques for relaxation, to rest the mind from its constant chatter, to experience an internal calm, and to energize and also purify and detox the body.
As stress levels in society reach new heights, Yoga, and Yoga meditation, is growing in popularity in Western society, as is Mantra Yoga, the yoga of chanting.
Newcomers are hoping that yoga will provide them with a means for handling stress and diffusing tension.
Stretching and toning, though beneficial, aren't the primary reasons people turn to yoga. The difference between regular exercise and yoga is that yoga has a meditative quality, which is what most people want to help balance their hectic lifestyles.
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Yoga and Meditation