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Yoga for Beginners

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Posted by GymAmerica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:39pm filed under Cardio - Yoga/Pilates

Calories Burned:  170 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
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The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of the union occurring between the mind, body and spirit.

What is commonly referred to as "yoga" can be more accurately described by the Sanskrit word "asana", which refers to the practice of physical postures or poses.

Asana is only one of the eight "limbs" of yoga, the majority of which are more concerned with mental and spiritual well being than physical activity. In the West, however, the words asana and yoga are often used interchangeably.

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