What is Yoga?

What is Yoga?

“Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind” – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Yoga is a system of philosophy that originated in India over 5,000 years ago. The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, meaning to yoke, join or unite. This implies joining or integrating all aspects of the individual – body, mind and spirit.

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga seeks to promote health and well-being through physical exercise.

The regular practice of asanas (postures), breathing exercises and relaxation makes the body strong, supple and healthy. It has a profound effect on the circulation and on the functioning of the inner organs, glands and nerves, keeping all systems in radiant health and leading to greater energy, improved concentration and a happier more fulfilling life.

Many common physical ailments can be improved through regular practice of yoga and it is never too late or too early in life to take it up.

Anyone can practice yoga!

What to expect?

The different asanas include: sitting, lying, standing, inversions, twisting, forward bending, back bending and balancing.

During a class each posture, or asana, is held for a period of time and synchronised with the breath. Generally a yoga session begins with gentle asanas and works up to the more vigorous or challenging postures.

A full session should exercise every part of the body and should include breathing practices and relaxation/meditation.

The different asanas include: sitting, lying, standing, inversions, twisting, forward bending, back bending and balancing.

Invest in a healthier, happier lifestyle, attend at least 5 sessions before assessing the benefits of the yoga techniques.

Know Yoga= Know Peace

No Yoga = No Peace