Yoga is the perfect discipline for all those who look to improve their flexibility, resistance and balance. In addition to all the physical benefits its practice is excellent to free the mind of stress. The techniques used will work to improve the body, mind and soul.
Yoga is a millenary discipline that originates from India with a tradition of over 5000 years. From its beginning it has been centred around the spiritual concept of sacrificing the ego to truly know yourself and achieve inner peace.
Yoga has been used with different objectives depending on the practitioner. It has been practiced as a meditation to discover and heal the cognitive perception, and alleviate physical, mental or spiritual sufferings. It can be used as a technique to control the body and mind, to develop a greater understanding of the philosophical schools in order to achieve omniscience or enlightenment, or simply to practice Yoga.
There are many different types of Yoga, but the most practiced in the western world is Hatha Yoga or Physical Yoga. It consists of a system of physical postures known as asanas whose purpose is to ensure the body is ready for meditation. The asanas generate physical and mental serenity, in such way that an experienced and devoted yogui can sit for hours in a meditative position without feeling fatigue or restlessness.
Another type of Yoga that has many benefits is Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra or Conscious sleep is a technique for profound relaxation. Some of the benefits of practicing this type of Yoga are that it allows the practitioner to improve their memory, their senses, prevent early ageing and help the good functioning of the immune system.
Yoga is a discipline of the body to control the mind. The objective of the different postures is to centre one’s attention. During the day our mind is scattered, thoughts come and go, but with Yoga we manage to focus our energy and attention to the present moment and live in the now. Introduce Yoga in your life and enjoy all its benefits.