Why Yoga?

Yoga is a practical science for holistically promoting harmony at the physical, mental, emotional, social and lastly, spiritual levels. When this balance is disturbed by accident, illness, disorder or stress, yoga can help restore it, help cure it or help manage it.

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Yoga is a practical science for holistically promoting harmony at the physical, mental, emotional, social and lastly, spiritual levels. When this balance is disturbed by accident, illness, disorder or stress, yoga can help restore it, help cure it or help manage it.

It is a popular belief that Yoga merely involves stretching and warm up exercises and of course this is true, but yoga involves much more than that! Originated in ancient India, Yoga typically means 'union' between the mind, body and spirit. It involves the practice of physical postures and poses, which is sometimes referred to as 'asana' in Sanskrit.

As the name suggests, the ultimate aim of practicing Yoga is to create a balance between the body and the mind and to attain self-enlightenment. In order to accomplish it, Yoga makes use of different movements, breathing exercises, relaxation technique and meditation. Yoga is associated with a healthy and lively lifestyle with a balanced approach to life.

The oldest physical discipline in existence known to humankind, Yoga brings stability to the body and the wavering mind. It increases the lubrication of joints, ligaments and tendons of the body. Studies in the field of medicine suggest that Yoga is the only form of physical activity that provides complete exercise to the body, because it massages all the internal organs and glands. This in turn reduces the risk of many diseases

The key advantage of yoga is that it empowers people in the healing process. Rather, than being a passive recipient of treatment, the student is actively engaged in the path to well being and is primarily responsible for his/her recovery. The role of the teacher is that of guide, directing the student to tools for recovery and teaching the right way to implement these tools. Once this is done, it is then the role of the student to practice it diligently and observe changes. In this way the healing comes from within rather than from the outside.