What is Yoga?
Yoga is the physical practice of posturing, designed to attain balance of the mind, body and spirit through Exercise, Breathing and Meditation. The physical poses take you through a full range of movement that stretches and benefits the body and mind through stimulating the seven Chakra Points.
For centuries, people have turned to Yoga to alleviate body pain, reduce stress, develop focus and enhance inner peace. Practiced regularly over an extended period of time, it is a very powerful healing and transformational tool. The most commonly known style, Hatha, is but one form of Yoga, and has been hailed as complementary therapy to relieve symptoms of several ailments including back and neck pain, stress, fatigue, anxiety disorders, coronary heart disease, and depression. Many other styles of Yoga practice exist, and all Yoga, when practiced regularly, will bring you to a state of inner peace, sharpen your concentration levels and help you achieve a strong, flexible and healthy body.
Benefits of Practicing Yoga
The practice of Yoga can make a huge and permanent difference to your life. Benefits of practicing yoga include:
- Alleviation of back or neck pain
- Complete detoxification of the body
- Enhanced muscular tone and strength
- Enhanced immune system
- Improved concentration levels
- Increased Lubrication of the Joints, Ligaments and Tendons
- Increased energy levels
- Massage all internal glands, nerves and organs of the body
- Improved body flexibility
- Weight loss
- Improved sleep
- Stress reduction
- Cure phobias
- Enhanced self-esteem
- Inner peace and tranquility
Safe Practice of Yoga
Yoga is best practiced under the guidance of a certified instructor because several types of injuries can be sustained when practicing yoga incorrectly. Because of their knowledge about human anatomy, experienced yoga teachers can tell the difference between pain and discomfort, and teach you the correct postures and breathing techniques. More importantly, it is usually much easier to keep a regular practice over the long-term when attending a regular class and practice sessions.