The word ‘yoga’ means ‘to unite’. Practicing yoga is one of self-transformation with oneself through the practices of asanas, pranayama, meditation, relaxation and through our daily life. Having inner awareness helps join the body, mind and soul as one.
In a yoga class you will be taken through a relaxing sequence of yoga movements and postures designed to stimulate blood flow, invigorate the body, stretch tight muscles, and relax the mind.
With the combination of stretching, breath awareness, and meditation, a class will leave you feeling energised and refreshed.
What is Hatha Yoga?
Hatha yoga is a system of physical and mental exercises developed in ancient times as a means of preparing the body and mind for meditation.
In Sanskrit the word Hatha means sun and moon. “Ha” meaning sun and “tha” meaning moon. Hatha yoga is commonly translated as the Yoga that brings union.
The main component of Hatha yoga is yoga postures, or, in Sanskrit, asanas. The word asana means comfortable, stable pose.
Why Practice Yoga?
The short answer is yoga makes you feel better!!!
Practising postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes you healthier in the body, mind and spirit. In other words yoga helps you tune in, chill out and shape up all at the same time.
There are plenty of benefits in practising yoga, research shows that yoga helps manage or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, stress and so many other conditions and diseases.
What’s more yoga also
Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
Improves spinal alignment
Massages ALL organs of the body
Reduces stress and tension
Boosts self esteem
Improves concentration and creativity
Stimulates the immune system
Creates sense of well being and calm.
Come along and see for yourself!