What is Yoga?
There are many different ideas related to Yoga, where it comes from, what it is all about, and how to practice a range of techniques.
The most widely recognised form of yoga today is an integration of several yoga practices, primarily body movement, traditionally known as postures or asanas. They serve to strengthen and invigorate the body, helping all physical systems to work properly. These include the skeletal and muscular structures as well as the circulation, respiratory, glandular and nervous systems. The postures are performed with awareness, with a focus on the breath and the internal experience, leading to greater mindfulness and mental ease.
Yoga is a remarkably effective practice on its own or can be part of other physical training such as aerobics, weight training, running, swimming or other sports. Yoga at its heart is a practice of mindfulness and with regular practice, this mindfulness can be incorporated into other activities and areas of life.
Benefits of Yoga
Yoga encourages overall health and wellness.
Yoga is not just about working out, it’s about a healthy lifestyle. The practice of yoga allows students to be still in a world consumed with chaos. Peace and tranquility achieved through focused training appeals to everyone.
Yoga’s deep breathing and meditation practices help foster an inner shift from to-do lists, kids and spouse’s needs, financial concerns and relational struggles to something a little bit bigger than the issues you face. Yoga helps relieve stress and unclutter the mind, and helps you get more focused.
Benefits of Yoga include:
- Stress Prevention and Relief
- Improved Immunity
- Ease of Making Better Food Choices (and Less Binge Eating)
- Increased Strength
- Removal of Toxins
- Pain Management
- Protected Bone Density
- Improved Cardiovascular Health