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IID YOGA  

Polska Wersja.

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Yoga at św.Zofia Hospital in Warsaw

 

HATHA YOGA  is a holistic yoga path aimed at balancing the mind and body via:

ASANA (postures)  

Through postures we work muscles, joints and internal organs. Asanas cover the entire human anatomy and regular practice helps to maintain the entire physiology in good condition.It is not crucial to attain absolutely perfect postures, but it is important to be sensitive and aware of your own body and to listen to its needs. Asana is about how it feels and not about how it looks.

In each asana it is essential to use minimum muscle tension to arrive at the pose and dropping off any unnecessary tension, whilst holding it.

The most important issue of asana work is the ability to stop, when an asana is no longer working for us. Being aware of your limitations is the key for improvement.

In Asana practice the movement is guided by the breath.

PRANAYAMA (expansion of prana/breath control)  

Pranayama has a powerful stabilising effect on the mind and emotions.

All breathing techniques increase our breathing capacity and the flow of prana

(life energy).

Breath is the route of our existence and bridge between the body and mind.

The way we breath is the way we live.

If we can regulate the breath, the body and mind will follow.

In asana practice, the breath is combined with movement.

Allow your breath to guide you to relax into each pose

RELAXATION

Is the experience of the body and mind, when little or no energy is consumed.

Every day we need a certain amount of quietness, where we can rest & revitalize.

All Yoga relaxation techniques aim to produce tranquility, release bodily tension, create calm and prevent the build-up of stress. Regular practice of deep relaxation improves the general level of overall health, making our daily lives more serene & harmonious.

MEDITATION

Is a technique for quieting and exploring the mind by using various systems and methods, which encourage “one-pointed” focus. In meditation we simply train ourselves to be present in the moment, discover our true identity and as a consequence we change our attitude towards life.

MENTAL BENEFITS OF YOGA                         PHYSICAL BENEFITS OF YOGA

Calms and relaxes the mind                                      Improves stamina fitness & flexibility

Relieves fatigue and anxiety                                     Creates energy & balance

Decreases stress levels                                            Increases awarenes of your body

Helps to control emotions                                         Increases mobility & coordination

Improves concentration and self-esteem                  Helps to reduce excess fat

Improves creativity and depth of awareness            Rejuvenates & decreases muscle tension

Promotes a positive, tolerant and happy attitude     Increases mobility & coordination

Stimulates positive thoughts                                     Improves breathing, circulation & skin

 Research indicates that yoga reduces depression   Improves posture & delays ageing

BENEFITS OF YOGA