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the art of awareness
Yoga was passed on from sages to its successors orally; there were no written records on the methods and processes on Yoga. Yoga views body and mind as one and in the right environment, everything will heal themselves naturally. Different practices of Yoga, be it Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breath work), or Dhyana (meditation), has proven record of changing people’s lives physically, mentally and spiritually.
Yoga is a term Sanskrit translating to a means of uniting. Yoga, unlike Ayurveda, is physical practices and methods (Yoga Asanas) that allows one to attain one’s life goals. Yoga assists the individual in using his/her breath and body to understand themselves as an individual who is intimately connected with the world around them.
Types of Yoga
Hatha Yoga, also known as Hatha Vidya, is now colloquially and collectively known as Yoga practices and includes most Yoga styles. This old system includes asanas (Yoga practices) and pranayama (breathing exercise) that help bring peace to the mind and body.
Pitta is derived from the elements of Fire and Water, and therefore, it means something ‘which warms up’. It accounts for an individual’s ability for digestion and metabolism. The qualities of Pitta are oily, sharp, hot, light, moving, liquid, and acidic. Pitta is more closely related to Fire and accounts to the liquid nature of substances. If Pitta is balanced, an individual has more control over his/her aggression.
Kundalini is the primal energy or Shakti located at the base of the spine. Kundalini Yoga or Laya yoga awakens the Kundalini energy through regular practices. It is also known as the Yoga of awareness. Kundalini Yoga incorporates repeated movements or exercises, dynamic breathing techniques, chanting and meditation.
Restorative Yoga involves only limited number of poses that are to be supported by props such as blocks, blankets and pillows. These gentle stretch asanas are held for approximately 10 minutes and the props makes it easier to let go.
Benefits of Yoga
Good health or a peaceful mind, whatever one may be looking for his/her betterment, Yoga helps them achieve it with regular practice. From having a sound sleep to getting fewer colds, Yoga helps in making one feel much relaxed. For a person who has practiced Yoga on a regular basis, the practices can bring energy back to the spine.
Helps you focus
Regular Yoga practice improve one’s ability to focus. It improves concentration, one’s reaction time, coordination and memory.
The physical postures or asanas offer numerous benefits to one’s strength and balance. Asanas are much more than body exercise; it helps connect to one’s inner self and helps you experience your emotional well-being.
De-stress your system
Yoga encourages one to relax and focus on any activity. Practicing Yoga strengthens and trains the nervous system to prepare for difficult and stressful situations.
Helps you sleep well
Yoga allows you to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern world. Restorative Yoga practices and meditation encourages one to turn to his/her senses, helping in better and sound sleep.
Gives you peace of mind
Practicing Yoga helps to quieten the mind. Yoga calms or even eliminates the fluctuations running in one’s mind. Practicing Yoga helps in realizing that peace is within us.
Helps you gain inner strength
Meditation & Yoga improves awareness, which makes it easier to control emotions. Yoga practices increase your compassion towards everything and calms the nervous system.