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Types of Yoga and How to Choose the Right One for You.

There are several different types of yoga and you really need to choose the one that you believe will give you the most benefits for what you are trying to achieve.

All forms of yoga will add benefit no matter which one you choose because the various types of yoga will always focus on creating a calm and balance in the mind and body while helping to increase flexibility and fitness at the same time.

What many people regard as the most extreme form of yoga is Bikram yoga where the routines are performed in heated rooms where the temperature is set at 95 degrees or more. For some people, this can add stress to their exercises and for that reason, there are many people who believe that performing under those conditions is detrimental to your well being.

For the people who use the Bikram yoga on a regular basis, they believe that the increased temperatures help to relax and cleanse your body and in doing so give you more benefits over the standard forms of yoga.

The more common form of yoga that you will find in most centers throughout the country is Hatha Yoga. This is probably the best form of yoga for you to choose if you haven't done any form of this exercise in the past as it will teach you all the basic types of poses that will also be applicable to various other forms of yoga if you intend to move into those other areas at a later date.

It is excellent for people who haven't done any exercise previously and for elderly people as all the movements are slow and relaxing and will assist in helping you to gain more flexibility without concern for injury.

One step up from Hatha Yoga is Vinyasa yoga which is performed at a faster pace and focuses a lot on breathing during the movements. The stretches that are involved in Vinyasa yoga are more advanced than those in Hatha and are possibly not quite as suitable for a beginner.

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There are many other variations of yoga apart from these that I just mentioned but they all have the same philosophy of getting the mind and body to work as one to bring about a balance in your life.

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7 Reasons to Drink Your Green Tea now!

Organic green tea has a lot of benefits. What makes it different from other teas is that the leaves are picked and dried before they have a chance to ferment. This lower level of processing, comparing to other teas, makes sure that green tea retains more of its beneficial properties. A lot of people prefer the aromatic and fresh flavor of organic green tea or may drink it with its positive effects on the body in mind. In fact, green tea is a part of many diets and is made into supplements of various forms.

Organic green tea traces its history back to Asian cultures where it was used as both an herbal medicine and a beverage. One of the earliest documented uses of green tea was a way to heal wounds and control bleeding. While there is no way to know for sure, there is strong evidence that people have been drinking tea for nearly 500,000 years. Its medical properties have been embraced by the Chinese for centuries prior modern researchers.

A powerful class of antioxidants known as polyphenols is found in abundance in green tea. Polyphenols have been shown to limit the formation of blood clots, attack cancer cells and lower the levels of bad cholesterol in the body. There is no doubt that organic green tea is beneficial to one's health.

What makes green tea different than its black counterparts is the way in which it is processed. While both come from the same basic tea leaves, organic green is steamed so it retains most of its beneficial compounds. This is opposed to other tea where the leaves are fermented, which leads to the destruction of many of the compounds found in green tea.

While Western medicine doesn't always embrace the health benefits of food and drink, here are some of the things green tea is believed to do:

Preventing cancer - This is because the polyphenols act as antioxidants, keeping cancer sells fro growing.

Lower blood pressure - Some studies have shown that drinking two cups of tea daily can lower blood pressure.

Immune system aid - Green tea may be able to decrease the chances of getting the flu.

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Improved digestion - The tannins in tea cleanse the digestive tract and soothe the stomach.

Dental health - Green tea helps prevent cavities and kills bacteria that can cause bad breath.

Weight loss - Organic green tea also contains catechins, an antioxidant that works to reduce fat absorption. It can also boost the body's metabolism.

Stronger bones - Vitamin D, important for maintaining bone density, is found in organic green tea.

However, it should be noted that green tea also contains caffeine. This means it can cause sleeplessness and make some people jittery, but it is still lower in caffeine than coffee.

With all of its health benefits, organic green tea is a wonderful beverage that can be enjoyed without guilt. And it's fresh and aromatic flavor make it enjoyable, indeed.