What are the pros and cons of yoga


Luna Yoga: A western direction that combines traditional elements of classical yoga with body therapy. The focus of this direction is on the energy of the pelvic area and the function of the pelvic organs. The aim is to keep the sexual organs healthy, but also to keep one's own abilities to discover personal creativity.


Power yoga: Power yoga is a powerful variant of yoga. The classic yoga positions are held longer in order to strengthen coordination, balance and strength and to coordinate breathing correctly.


Tao Yin Yoga: the Chinese variant of Indian Hatha Yoga is called Tao Yin Yoga. The focus is on correct breathing as well as strengthening the stomach and spine. The exercises train the flexibility and elasticity of muscles, ligaments and tendons, relaxation techniques round off the program.


Yogalates: Yogalates or Yogilates® was developed in 1997 by the American Jonathan Urla and contains a combination of yoga and Pilates. Yoga exercises are carried out at the beginning of a unit, then the muscles are strengthened with Pilates. The conclusion is again a yoga sequence. The Austrian Irmina Boltenstein provided this direction with spiritual elements, which became known as the "Yolates" direction. The aim is to recognize and dissolve blockages, as well as to free the mind.


Hormone Yoga: In the 1990s, the direction of "hormone yoga" was developed in Brazil. This is understood as a combination of Hatha and Kundalini yoga, this form is supplemented by Tibetan energy exercises. The aim is to stimulate the female hormones. Hormone yoga is especially beneficial for women with menopausal symptoms; the hormone stimulation means that there are fewer hot flashes or sleep disorders. But hormonal yoga is also recommended for women who are unable to have children, it strengthens the activity of the ovaries and has been shown to relieve menstrual pain.


Hormonal yoga is not suitable for gynecological diseases such as hormone-related breast cancer, endometriosis, myomas, osteoporosis, as well as for acute heart diseases or operations or during pregnancy.


Children's yoga: Yoga techniques specially geared towards children convey a good sense of the body, improve motor skills as well as the ability to concentrate and perform. Corresponding "child-friendly" yoga exercises prevent postural damage and bad posture and are a good compensation for long periods of sitting at school.


Pregnancy Yoga: Yoga for pregnant women is different: the focus of the exercise is on gentle stretching and correct breathing, which is important with a view to giving birth. The ligaments and tendons as well as the spine and the well-being of mother and child are strengthened through light yoga exercises. Studies have also shown that calm, relaxed mothers have a much more pleasant, complication-free birth than nervous mothers-to-be.


Postpartum yoga is also a good option after giving birth to strengthen the pelvic floor, stomach, and back muscles. You can start special yoga classes around 6 weeks after the birth and ideally continue to practice at home over the long term.


Yoga 50+: Older people are often no longer as agile as they would like to be. The demands of everyday life also strain the mind, soul and nerves. Yoga courses for mature beginners are a good investment in health. They strengthen mobility, protect against falls, improve strength (e.g. of the back muscles) and blood circulation and lead to more serenity and calm.

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