What is Yoga?

There are many different ideas related to Yoga, where it comes from, what it is all about, and how to practice a range of techniques.
Generally, it is recognized as an ancient system of philosophies, principles and practices derived from the Vedic tradition of India and the Himalayas, more than 2500 years ago. It is a system that recognises the multi-dimensional nature of the human person, and primarily relates to the nature and workings of the mind, based on experiential practice and self-enquiry.
In Yoga, the body, breath and mind are seen as a union of these multi-dimensional aspects of each and every human being. The system and various techniques of Yoga cultivate the experience of that union, leading to greater integration of being, internal peacefulness, and clarity of the mind. It is a system that is designed to cultivate health and happiness, and a greater sense of self-awareness and higher consciousness.
Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breath awareness and breathing exercises, relaxation and concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.
Yoga is an approach to life that values appropriate effort, based on balance and harmony, within each person and with each other.
The journey

The journey

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A common yoga class typically includes:

  1. An introduction, including some breathing exercises
  2. A Physical warm up
  3. Yoga postures, movements and stretches
  4. Relaxation and/or meditation.

A dedicated meditation class typically includes:

  1. An introduction possibly including breathing exercises, relaxation and some inspirational readings
  2. A number of mental focusing and meditation practices
  3. Returning to an outward focus and brief discussion

Yoga Classes:

SATYANAND YOGA

Perfect balanced practice. Primary focus on the head, heart & hands. Works on a mental, emotional & spiritual level.

A peaceful exercise to a stressful life. Unifies the head, heart and hands in perfect harmony. Brings about a sense of inner peace within oneself.

SIVANANDA YOGA

Relies on proper exercise and breathing. Imparts Relaxation and positive thinking. Effective for all levels.

Promotes physical and spiritual wellness. Induces health, energy & vibrancy.

HATHA YOGA

Basic level of yoga. Gentle non-aerobic form of exercises. Slow-paced stretching, simple breathing exercises and seated meditation.

Feeling of well being. Enhanced flexibility and mobility. Total de-stress.

POWER YOGA

A fast paced version of Ashtanga Yoga. Quick flowing movements. Holding postures for longer time period.

Effective for losing pounds and gaining strength. Tones and shapes up body. Strengthens muscles and joints.

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Restful postures. Helps trigger the Parasympathetic nervous system for perfect balance. Additional Props & Wall support for different postures.

Brings response system back into equilibrium. Relaxes the body and mind. Ideal for medical illness and injuries.

YOGA FOR LOWER BACK

Emphasis on the Lower Back. Posture enhancement. Strengthens the spine.

Reduces pain, if any. Improved flexibility and elasticity of the spine. Increased postural comfort.

MYSORE ASHTANGA YOGA

Disciplined and strenuous form of yoga. Generates intense body heat and sweat. Keen attention to breathing and postures.

Detoxifies the entire system. Lighter body, controlled mind and improved concentration.

Increased strength, stamina and flexibility.

SATYANAND YOGA NIDRA

A sleep exercise with a deep level of awareness. A Pratyahara technique to contain distractions in the mind.

Induces physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Removes distractions and relaxes the mind. Brings a profound transformative effect on its practitioners.