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Here are the top ten articles for the Yoga Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. B.K.S. Iyengar Brought Life to Yoga
Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar died August 20, 2014 at the age of 95. He helped popularize yoga around the world as a teacher and author of 14 books on the subject. This is not another obituary but a simple look at his life with Yoga.

2. Yoga Visualization for Relaxation
To experience a relaxing, calming space during yoga practice there are a variety of methods used to help you get there. One such practice is guided visualization which is great for reducing stress, tension, and anxiety. Try this actual guided meditation and enjoy the wonderful experience.

3. More Yoga for Upper Body Strength
During yoga practice we use a form of resistance training; our own body weight provides the resistance. There are many yoga poses that fit into this category and I couldn’t write about them all in my first article “Yoga for Upper Body Strength”. Here are more yoga poses for upper body strength.

4. Most Popular Styles of Yoga
There are many styles of yoga to choose from. The most important thing is to pick a style that suits you, physically and mentally. Here are some of the most popular styles of yoga to try out.

5. Starting a Home Yoga Practice
However you come to yoga you are going to eventually want to start a home yoga practice. When you are setting up a home yoga practice there are two basic areas of structure: practicality and reasoning; and inner yoga. Here are some tips that I hope will harmonize both areas for you.

6. Kum Nye Tibetan Yoga for Relation
This type of yoga is called Kum Nye (Koom Nyay. Kum Nye brings many wonderful benefits such as rest from mental and emotional stress; counteraction of stiffness and rigidity while providing muscle tone; increased circulation of the blood; and the ultimate benefit of total relaxation.

7. Yoga for Upper Body Strength
Yoga is an excellent source of resistance training, using your own body weight to provide the resistance, and building muscle in the process. Yoga is especially great for upper body strength, sculpting and defining your arms and shoulders with specific poses.

8. Beginning Yoga Students Start Here
The wonderful thing about yoga is that everyone starts in their own place, within their own ability. In a typical yoga class you will see students of varying ages, levels of ability, and stages of development. Learn what to expect from your new yoga class and how to make the most of it.

9. Breathing Exercises To Generate Heat
Breathing exercises are highly beneficial for many reasons. Here I have explained three that are particularly good for generating heat in the body during the winter months.

10. Does Yoga Burn Fat
Yoga has been added to the many fitness crazes, finding classes in gyms and studios as well as many other places. The question being asked by "fitness" yoga students is, Does yoga burn fat? This is not a simple question and here are facts on yoga, fat loss, and calories burn.



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