Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term “yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha yoga, yoga as exercise, consisting largely of the postures called asanas.
The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions; it is mentioned in the Rigveda, but most likely developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE, in ancient India’s ascetic and śramaṇa movements. The chronology of earliest texts describing yoga-practices is unclear, varyingly credited to Upanishads. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali date from the first half of the 1st millennium CE, and gained prominence in the West in the 20th century. Hatha yoga texts emerged sometimes between the 9th and 11th century with origins in tantra.
Yoga gurus from India later introduced yoga to the West, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century with his adaptation of yoga tradition, excluding asanas. Outside India, it has developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core. One of the six major orthodox schools of Hinduism is also called Yoga, which has its own epistemology and metaphysics and is closely related to Hindu Samkhya philosophy.
The impact of postural yoga on physical and mental health has been a topic of systematic studies, with evidence that regular yoga practice yields benefits for low back pain and stress.On December 1, 2016, yoga was listed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage.
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Hatha Yoga, based on seven pillars of Yoga is the oldest form of Yoga. This traditional practice combines Asanas (poses) and Pranayama (breathing exercises and relaxation techniques). This style helps improves flexibility, tones up the body and improves the functions of internal systems of the body.
Vinyasa Yoga is a practice where movement is synchronized with the breath. With every pose there is a sequence of inhalation and exhalation. Breathing synchronized with Asanas (yoga postures) makes the Asanas easier and more effective thus refreshing the body and the mind.
Ashtanga Yoga is another ancient system of yoga based on 8 pillars of yoga. This is a dynamic & physically demanding practice in which also one’s breathing is synchronizes with the movement, thereby producing an internal heat that purifies the body. It’s great for building core strength and toning the body.
Power Yoga is a more vigorous fitness-based approach to Yoga. This style is closely modeled on the Ashtanga method. With the emphasis being on strength and flexibility, it is a very effective way to ‘Work out’ and lose those extra kilos.
5-PRANAYAMA AND MEDITATION
Pranayama means extension of ‘Prana’ – ‘life energy.’ This incredibly rich practice increases flow of energy and recharges you. Meditation is a state of consciousness. It is a more mindful approach to life that relaxes your mind, body and soul. Regular and correct practice can move takes you one step closer to achieving Oneness with your inner ‘YOU’.
We use modified Yoga Postures and other props like Thera bands and Swiss balls to tone the body and make you look amazing and feel even better.