What is Yoga?.. good Question! one that I get asked a lot. I could talk about body, moving, asana, breathing, meditation which are parts of yoga but in the simplest way; Yoga brings you home to yourself. Your true self, not your personality.. but that inner you, that inner lightness, joy and comfort.. we live so much with discomfort, in our bodies and minds. yoga lets you reconnect with ..You.
Once you connect with yourself again, then you can start to look outside and see what you can do to connect deeper with others, your community your planet.
Yoga is an ancient philosophy and science of life, originated in India over 4000 years ago. The Yogis understood our behaviours and nature. The practices of Yoga are there to teach us how to calm the mind and condition our bodies. Yoga may help you to cope and deal with the stresses and strains that life can place in your path.
Yoga works by releasing tension through connecting the body and mind.
Yoga Postures (Asana) stretch and tone muscles, improve circulation, lubricate our joints and cleanse our internal organs. The asana and movements allow muscles to release tension, but also connect enables energy (Prana) to flow freely. leaving you with a balanced and cleansed.
Breathing Exercises (Pranayama) increase the oxygen we take in, calming the mind and soothing the nerves. balances the left and right side of out brain, leading to clarity and balance. some of these exercised also work by cleansing the lungs and internal organs
Deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra) helps to increase mental alertness encouraging us to be positive and peaceful. learn to relax and surrender in these relaxations and a wealth of intuition and person power is at your fingertips.