What is Yoga? May 21 2015 1 Comment

Yoga is the Union of our physical, mental and spiritual selves, it is far more than merely a way of exercising the body – it is a way of life. Yoga encourages us to focus our minds and become more aware of the internal flow of energy by conditioning, stretching and toning our physical bodies.

Yoga is a prescription for healthy living - it is the formula we all seek for not only a long life but one filled with vitality and quality.

What are the benefits of Yoga?

Yoga practice is associated with many physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. Some of the physical benefits include increased flexibility, strength, suppleness and stamina. It enhances your balance, posture and agility and it also cleanses internal body systems to allow them to function properly for example, digestion.

An emphasis on breathing techniques allows you to breathe better and more complete leading to clarity and stillness of mind which in turn helps to reduce anxiety, emotional tension and mood swings.

Yoga can help to eliminate specific physical symptoms or aliments such as PMS, headaches, backache, stress, insomnia, asthma, and irritable bowel syndrome just to name a few.

Most importantly Yoga is a personal path of discovery for all those who practice it – its unique benefits and relevance will become apparent to each as their path unfolds!

See you back on the Mat Yogis!