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Hero Pose
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Sautéd Mixed Vegetables
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Just Starting Out on the Road to Yoga.
If you are new to yoga, or even just thinking about starting yoga, you'll probably have a lot of questions, some of the typical ones are: 'What is yoga?'; 'Where can I find suitable lessons?',; and 'What sort of equipment do I need?' In this article I will aim to answer these and hopefully inspire you to ask new ones yourself. I'll begin with one of the most common questions 'What is yoga?' as yoga means a lot of things to a lot of different people, finding a definative meaning can be quite difficult.

What is yoga?

To most people yoga it is primarily a style of exercising aimed at improving flexibility, and many see it as rather gentle and only for middle aged women and the elderly. Although some styles of yoga certainly do cater to people seeking a more relaxed form of exercise, yoga can be a lot more than sitting down and doing some simple stretches. Styles like Ashtanga and Power yoga require a level of strength and stamina that makes them popular with much younger.... 

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Pranayama
 
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Pranayama (Sanskrit: प्राणायाम prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word meaning "restraint of the prana or breath". The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prāna, life force, or vital energy, particularly, the breath, and "āyāma", to suspend or restrain. Pranayama is the fourth 'limb' of the eight limbs of Raja Yoga mentioned in verse 2.29 in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Pranayama is the the practice of breath control. This is the forth stage of yoga according to Patanjali.