What is Yoga?
Yoga is living life in balance and harmony with yourself and your environment. Yoga is not a competitive sport! And it's not just a 'workout'. It is a multi-dimensional spiritual practice, which makes the body, mind and spirit stronger, more flexible and generally much healthier. Calm your mind, open your heart and enjoy yourself.
Yoga is as old as civilisation. The word yoga comes from two Sanskrit roots, Yujir (meaning to join, unite or bind together) and Yuj (variously, to control or to contemplate). Yoga means to direct one's energy in search of the Ultimate truth. Its goal is to transcend and conquer one's mind in order to experience spiritual integrity. It does that by systematic training of body, mind and senses, in order to achieve self-awareness.
Continual yoga practice can provide the following benefits:
- Heart and circulation
- Respiratory system
- Digestive system
- Muscular-skeletal structure
- Brain and nervous system
- Mind and emotions
- Hormonal and endocrinal system
- Immune system
- Both Womens' and Mens' Health Issues
- Yoga is best practised on an empty stomach. It is recommended that you do not eat at least two hours before a strong yoga practice.
- It is recommended that you acquire your own yoga mat.
- Please ensure mobile phones are switched off.
- Arrive a few minutes early. Allow yourself ample time to change and set up your mat.
- Make sure your teacher is aware of any pre-existing condition or injury that might affect your yoga practice.
Tips before coming to a class:
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