What is Yoga?

Yoga is an ancient, healing science that originated in India.  Yoga means union.  Practising the yoga techniques unites the mind with the body.  This connection creates harmony and balance.


There are many benefits from practising yoga, helping people to lead a healthy and fulfilling life, including;

  • reduced stress

  • anxiety relief

  • relief from pain

  • reduced risk of heart disease

  • slow down the ageing process

  • improved sleep

  • greater strength and flexibility

  • improved posture

  • stronger immune system

  • better focus

Sanskrit Dictionary

  • Sanksrit - Ancient Indian language used in Yoga

  • Savasana - Relaxing pose, lying on the back

  • Pranayama - Breathing exercises

  • Surya Namaskar - Sun saluation

  • Asana - Yoga posture

  • Meditation - Focusing the mind to create calm and peace

  • Ashtanga - The path of yoga prescribed by the ancient teacher Patanjali with 8 main practices to reach self realization

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa -  A style of yoga which synchronizes the breath with a set series of postures

  • Iyengar Yoga - A style of yoga with an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment

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