yoga - stand on 1 legYoga is a holistic approach of uniting the body, mind and spirit.  Yoga and yoga postures are beneficial as they bring a harmonious balance within your system. A state of total well-being is not just a healthy body, but a healthy mind and spirit too. Yoga works on all these facets.  Yoga aims to naturally rejuvenate an individual, by balancing the body, mind and spirit. All ailments and diseases are manifestations of imbalances in the body. Ailments are the body’s way of calling attention for ‘more care’. Yoga and yoga postures provide simple and practical solutions to all your daily problems.

Physically, the yoga postures improve the flexibility of the muscles and the joints. They also massage the organs, thus improving their functionality. Yoga heals various chronic illnesses in a natural and simple way and also improves the body’s immunity.  Meditation being one of the main aspects of yoga, it’s essential that you sit for meditation after practicing yoga and pranayama. In meditation one delves deep into the Self.

In an extremely subtle and effortless manner, yoga and yoga postures make you more contented and happy. Overall the body feels healthier and more energetic. It is less prone to diseases and effects of day-to-day stress. When the yoga poses are coordinated with the breath, the practice becomes effortless.

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  1. Brian Eriksson

    The body breathes in and breathes out, the heart pumps and pauses. Similarly Yoga postures are meant to be practiced in synthesis with the natural rhythms of the body, as a balance of stimulation with inhalation and release with exhalation.
    In addition, inner awareness needs to be cultivated,inner awareness of the changes that occur when postures are practiced. Turning the mind within firstly on the body is a precursor to turning the awareness on the mind itself. This is a vital precursor to the deeper practice of meditation, the initial aim of which is the calming of the mind and quietening of thought.

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  2. yoga london chick

    I always like to turn to this Patanjali quotation when I think about Yoga as well: “Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer’s own form.” It think it ties in nicely with the “balancing the mind and spirit” you write about. Namaste, J x

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    • Gerald

      I love them all, but the Tree balance and the Warrior are my frveaitos and after that the child pose, just to feel safe and sound again. The Camel (Ushtra Asan) is still giving me a hard time, but I keep on working on it

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