Yoga as a Spiritual Path
YOGA means union of the individual soul with the universal soul, an abstract notion perhaps which can be easily misunderstood. In other words, the science of yoga is there to help us treat our body as a divine vehicle so that both mind and body become vibrant and are drawn towards spiritual path or path of one’s soul journey and freedom. Emotional healing, flexibility, peace and calm can be considered as beneficial side-effects of yoga.
Asana – Physical Practice, Meditation or Both?
In the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali (compilation of yoga wisdom), asana (posture or seat) is defined as “sthira-sukham-āsanam”. Thus, if we want to experience full benefits of yoga practice, it is recommended to practice with strength and meditative awareness.
In the West, we had forgotten about meditative aspect of asanas and yoga is mainly used as a physical tool. However, research shows that meditation shifts brainwaves to relaxed and happier states.
The thing is if you don’t train your mind to stay fit and healthy, the mind will tend to be over reactive and filled with unnecessary chatter.
Yoga and Self-Development
In my experience, yoga as a form of physical and meditative practice has remarkable results in shifting our perspective, healing the past and opening to new possibilities.
Yoga can assist with awakening of self-acceptance, being “in the moment” with the experience.
Power Flow Yoga
Suitable for all levels, shapes and sizes, Power Flow Yoga is a vigorous yet accessible style of yoga (ashtanga vinyasa) which sculpts your body, builds strength and flexibility, releases stress and calms your mind.
Power Flow Yoga is a vigorous yet accessible style of yoga (ashtanga vinyasa) which sculpts your body, builds strength and flexibility, releases stress and calms your mind.
Benefits of Yoga:
- Improve health, strength and flexibility
- Increased energy levels
- Calmer mind
- Improved muscle flexibility & performance in sports
- Better circulation and digestion
- Ante & post natal strength and flexibility
- Improved sleeping patterns
- A general sense of well-being and increased health.
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M R, C Hoare & Co, 22/07/14
Pilates has also made me more aware of my breathing and this helps when performing other exercise programmes.
C C, C Hoare & Co, 25/07/14
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