The foundation of yoga is a series of structured poses linked with your breathing. The benefits of regular practice include increased fitness and lower levels of stress and anxiety. A full yoga session should exercise every part of the body and should include pranayama (breath control practices), relaxation and meditation.
Yoga is an ancient Indian philosophy that dates back thousands of years. It was designed as a path to spiritual enlightenment, but in modern times, the physical aspects of Hatha yoga have found huge popularity as a gentle form of exercise and stress management. There are many different varieties of yoga, but each one essentially relies on structured poses (asanas) practised with breath awareness.
Researchers have discovered that the regular practice of yoga produces many health benefits, including increased fitness and normalisation of blood pressure. Yoga is a renowned antidote to stress. Over time, yoga practitioners report lower levels of stress and increased feelings of happiness and wellbeing. This is because concentrating on the postures and the breath acts as a powerful form of physical meditation.
Most yoga classes include some form of pre-meditation like yoga nidra, used for rest and relaxation. As well as spiritual meditations, the main focus being transcendental sound also known as yoga mantra meditations. These meditations are made up of beautiful combinations of the ancient names of the supreme. This type of meditation has always been an integral part of the ancient yoga system. The practise of which offers profound benefits ensuring the student moves forward spiritually. A well rounded yoga practise should include benefits for the body, the mind and also the essence of a person - the spiritual being. This is the ultimate trilogy in a truly healthy, holistic yoga
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