Yoga

The ancient healing system of yoga has become increasingly popular in modern times due to its ability to induce a calm mind and a healthy body.

The most commonly taught form of yoga is hatha. The two syllables ‘ha’ and ‘tha’ refer to the sun and the moon. Hatha is the practice of balancing the fiery, active energies and the cooling, passive energies that we all contain.

In yoga classes we focus on positions (asanas), breathing to calm the mind, and correct body alignment. Students will be shown how to find the correct position for their body, in which the breath can flow in and out. We teach students to work gently, accepting where they are today and moving forwards with ease.

Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. The continued practice of yoga leads us to a sense of peace and well-being, along with a feeling of being at one with our environment.

Some asanas develop flexibility, which further improves balance and strength. Yoga develops our balance and coordination and assists us in connect both body and mind with our awareness in order to reach a thoughtful, peaceful and serene comprehension of reality.

Benefits of Yoga

At the physical level, yoga and its cleansing practices have proven to be extremely effective in numerous ways. The benefits include:

  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons
  • Massaging of all organs of the body
  • Detoxification
  • Excellent toning of the muscles
  • Deep release of energetic blockages in the body and mind
  • Improvements in mental clarity
  • Relaxation
  • Heightened awareness

The Spiritual benefits of Yoga are the most fulfilling and long lasting. These “gems” await all patient yoga practitioners.

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly……..Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you.

Paramahansa Yogananda