For thousands of years, yoga has offered many things to many people. You could be in your 9-5 job, a stressed homemaker looking for piece of mind, or an ambitious executive or athlete pushing the boundaries of mental and physical attainment. You could be a spiritual seeker in search of self-realisation. Whatever your goal , physical or mental well being, inner balance or connection with divine spirit, Yoga has something for as all.
Yoga is a unique form of exercise in that it works both the muscles and joints of the body as well as the internal organs and glands. It quite literally exercises you inside and out. This yogic double-whammy effect means that all the systems in your body are encouraged to work more effectively and efficiently. This can bring you improved health and well being and increase your energy levels. Even after a few sessions you’ll feel your body (and maybe even your mind) loosen up as you increase your flexibility and stamina and find yourself becoming calmer and better able to cope with the hectic nature of today’s living.
We must remember too, that Yoga has a higher purpose where we can experience the non-separation of mind, body and soul enabling us to connect the individual to the supreme. It is neither a physical work out or a religion. Yoga brings energy it does not deplete it and you don’t have to believe in it for Yoga gifts us with the actual experiences.
Yoga is a discipline that helps our mind stay steady and centred. It cannot come from the outside. You cannot pick it up from books, it comes from within us, from the heart, and once that happens, it changes the self.