Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
More than ever in the West we are realising the benefits of merging Western science and invaluable holistic practices of the Eastern Wisdom Traditions. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and is now being fully embraced as a practical, non-invasive, cost effective and fun form of total health maintenance.
The word Yoga translates as 'Union' and refers to the relationship between body, mind and spirit. We now understand the relationship between physical fitness, mental wellbeing and finding the passion or joy of living through inner peace and meaningful connections with others.
When practiced regularly yoga can greatly improve your physical wellbeing both in the short, medium and long term. It yields an instant fell good effect and endorphins are released into the blood stream. Through regular embodied practice we also cultivate:
As well as the physical practice of yoga asana, yoga also includes yoga philosophy on the art of living. Pranayama (brining greater awareness and improving breathing for wellness) and guided and mindful meditation practices to promote clarity of though, focus, concentration and relaxation.