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.
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.
AshtangaVinyasa Yoga, promoted as the modern-day form of classical Indian Yoga, include fast-paced, vigorous and challenging set of asanas. Vinyasa translates to ‘breathing with movement’, and its core purpose being internal cleansing. Practicing asanas together with vinyasa makes one’s blood hot, which results in thin and cleansed blood, allowing it to circulate throughout the body easily.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meditation & Yoga improves awareness, which makes it easier to control emotions. Yoga practices increase your compassion towards everything and calms the nervous system.