The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5,000 years.
In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout the world.
The word Yoga means “to join or yoke together,” and it brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience.
The whole system of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation.
The exercises of Yoga are designed to put pressure on and massage the glandular systems and internal organs of the body, thereby increasing its efficiency and total health.
The body is looked upon as the primary instrument that enables us to work and evolve in the world, and so a Yoga student treats it with great care and respect.
Breathing techniques are based on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body.
The Yoga student gently increases breath control to improve the health and function of both body and mind.
These two systems of exercise and breathing then prepare the body and mind for meditation, and the student finds an easy approach to a quiet mind that allows silence and healing from everyday stress.
Regular daily practice of all three parts of this structure of Yoga produce a clear, bright mind and a strong, capable body
Uniting ones mind , body and breath and therefore enabling a tuning into and connection with ones deeper self is yoga.
There is a stillness and silence within us all, beyond the clutter of the mind in which yoga creates a pathway to.
Yoga postures encourage an opening and release of tension in the body , freeing up ones energy flow and bringing about a sense of release, relaxation and calmness of body and mind.