Yoga is a spiritual, ascetic and physical set of practices focusing on breathing, movement, posture, and meditation. Yoga, translated as ‘union’ or ‘connection,’ is an ancient Hindu teaching that is undergone for a variety of purposes including health, relaxation, rehabilitation, and exercise. Most commonly understood as the physical practice of Hatha yoga in the Western world, yoga is performed through a series of asanas (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises) meant to prepare the body for a combined spiritual and meditative experience. Asanas include many interrelated poses that combine reclining, standing, inversion, twisting, balancing, and sitting postures for specific beneficial effects.

How do you become a yoga instructor?

To become a yoga instructor, a teacher training that includes coursework in anatomy, physiology, instructional techniques, and yoga philosophy needs to be completed. After the completion of the program, budding instructors can apply for registration by the Yoga Alliance for the Registered Yoga Teacher (RTY) credential. Most professionals in the industry continue to earn educational credits by attending workshops and seminars.

How many calories does yoga burn?

The number of calories burned doing yoga depends on the type of yoga and the length and intensity of the class. According to the Mayo Clinic, a 160 pound person may burn around 183 calories in an hour long Hatha (basic) yoga class. However, the same person may burn 460 calories in a Bikram (also known as hot yoga) yoga class.


How often should you do yoga?

The frequency of yoga practice should be an individual decision depending on personal goals and preferences. The benefits of yoga can be received if practiced every day, but those same benefits can also be received from practicing once weekly or biweekly.

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Yoga Poses

Boat Pose
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3600
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Bound Side Crow Pose
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5
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Butterfly Pose
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3450
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Chair Pose
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1800
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Child's Pose
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6750
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Compass Pose
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500
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Cow Pose
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1500
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Crocodile Pose
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400
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Dolphin Pose
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3800
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Downward Facing Dog Pose
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6750
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Eagle Pose
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3700
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Fallen Angel Pose
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250
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Fish Out of Hero Pose
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5
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Fish Pose
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2300
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Formidable Face Pose
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5
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Frog Pose
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3200
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Full Boat Pose
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150
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Full King Pigeon Pose
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2050
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Gate Pose
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2000
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Half Boat Pose
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150
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Half Bow Pose
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150
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Half Frog Pose
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400
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Half Moon Pose
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2600
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Handstand Eagle Legs Pose
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0
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Handstand Scorpion Pose
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20
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Heron Pose
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300
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Lion Pose
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600
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Lizard Pose
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2000
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Locust Pose
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2800
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Lord of the Dance Pose
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400
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Lord of the Fishes Pose
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300
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Lotus Pose
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4700
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Low Lunge Mermaid Pose
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Low Lunge Pose
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200
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Monkey Side Plank Pose
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10
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Mountain Pose
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5300
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Noose Pose
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200
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One Handed Tree Pose
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30
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Peacock Pose
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1200
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Plank Pose
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2000
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