HATHA YOGAis a holistic yoga path aimed at balancing the mind and body via:
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
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
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
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
Decreases stress levels Increases awarenes
of your body
Helps to control emotions Increases mobility
Improves concentration and self-esteem Helps to reduce excess fat
Improves creativity and depth of awareness Rejuvenates & decreases muscle
Promotes a positive, tolerant and happy attitude Increases mobility & coordination