” Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. “ ~ The Bhagavad Gita
What is Yoga?
Yoga must be over 5,000 years old and, comes from the ancient Indian texts and traditions. Yoga is more popular than ever and, more people discovering its benefits. It is a combination of physical, mental and spiritual practice which unable us to restore a balance in the body and mind. In Sanskrit word, means “to unite” , “to control” , “yoke”. The union which is made between the self and the spirit.
Yoga is for Everyone.
Yoga helps with flexibility, strength, loosing weight. Yoga is great for reducing stress, pains, anxiety and allowing a wonderful relaxation through breathing techniques and meditation. Once you get into Yoga, you learn that it is much more than just workout and keeping you in shape. It is a philosophy, a passion and, Way of Life; – for those who get involved in Yoga.
Yoga goes much deeper
Yoga goes much deeper. Sometimes unexpected things happen that cannot be easily explained, like healing, burst of crying, and other similar discharges of pressure. When tension leaves, the body goes back to its original state, and balance is re-established. ~ Awakening the Spine by Vanda Scararelli ~
What is Yoga to Me?
For many years, Yoga has been physical exercise to me but, in recent 2-3 years, yoga has a different impact on me. It is much more than physical exercise. It allows me to create space in my body and mind and, a space between my thoughts and, my heart. It allows me to create space inside me and around me, with clear perspective, gratitude and deep understanding for others and myself.
Through meditation and daily practice, yoga helps me to quiet my mind. It stops my anxious breathing patterns and, replaces to a calm mind, more expressive communication with a clear speaking voice… So more I do yoga with a conscious breathing, the more my ‘inner voice’ is calmer. I pay attention to the quality of my voice, breathing and it teaches me more about my true identity.
So much to discover through this wonderful Journey. It’s also what you can transfer from the mat and your yoga practice to your daily life.
I would love everyone to experience the Power of Yoga.
” Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are. “ ~ Jason Crandell