Yoga

 

yogaABOUT YOGA

Yoga is an ancient art based on harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit. The continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being, and also a feeling of being at one with their environment.  Yoga makes the body strong and flexible, as it improves the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and hormonal systems as well as bringing about emotional stability and clarity of mind. For some, yoga may be considered very challenging but the challenge is to your will power and a journey of self-improvement.

While most types of activity require the body to make fast forceful movements with repeated actions, possibly leading to tension and fatigue, yoga poses on the other hand, involve movements involving both the mind and spirit with the body, which bring stability and energy to the body, the senses, the mind, and the consciousness – the brain is quieted; the senses are stilled, generating a calm feeling of well-being

When practicing yoga, strength and power play separate roles to achieve a perfect balance in every part of the body, as well as the mind. The incorporation of yogic stretching in conjunction with other types of exercise will greatly aid in minimizing any or all potential aliments that may / will occur over time injury or illness.

Yogic poses (asanas) can help to deal with physical ailments and correct the alignment of the body. Yoga poses tone the whole body, they strengthen bones and muscles, correct posture, improve breathing, and increase energy. Practicing yoga poses cleanses and detoxifies the body, by increasing the circulation of fresh blood through the body, you will be able to cleanse and flush out toxins which are the direct result of an irregular lifestyle, unhealthy habits, and poor posture.

YOGA (60 mins)

General yoga classes allowing for a complete mind and body workout that will improve your balance, increase flexibility and build strength through various poses, breathing techniques and meditation/relaxation practices to relax and refresh your wellbeing.  Perfect for beginners, those looking for individual attention and privacy, tailored to injuries or illnesses with a focus on safety and tools to enhance your life.

YOGA NIDRA (60 mins)

Perfect for those looking to minimize tension, increase focus, relax the mind and body, clear any conscious or unconscious issues, awaken creativity, improve or enhance memory and learning, counteract stress, promote willpower and build confidence.  Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) is a deeply restorative and meditative practice that has an amazing effect on the physical, mental and spiritual body but allows for an ever changing practice depending on the practitioners’ place and mindset. Individual outcomes vary greatly but it is said that one hour’s Yoga Nidra is the equivalent of 3-4 hours’ deep restorative sleep helping you to feel refreshed, restored and amazing for days!

WHAT IS YOGA NIDRA?

The effects of Yoga Nidra on the physical, mental and spiritual body are enormous but ever changing depending on the practitioners place and mindset. Individual outcomes greatly vary but generally include minimizing tension, increasing focus, relaxing the mind, clearing any conscious or unconscious issues, awakening creativity, improving or enhancing memory and learning, counteracts stress, heals through prana awareness and promotes willpower and confidence.

Yoga Nidra is generally a follow up to yoga practice (asana) with pranayama and meditation and is an important role by preparing the body and mind to enter a meditative state but it can be practiced separately to assist those who find it a struggle to meditate as Yoga Nidra can make it easier.
The most important thing is, the more you practice Yoga Nidra, the better it gets. Yoga Nidra for some can feel like a deep sleep that recharges the body but doesn’t make you feel too drowsy afterwards or affect your sleep, it can actually enhance it.

What are the different stages of Yoga Nidra?

Although there are no distinct stages, there are approximately eight stages of Yoga Nidra and there can be variations in the sequence or content of the practice. The practice can also vary in length to complete.
The eight stages of the Yoga Nidra Practice include:

1. Preparation – including internalization and relaxation.
2. Affirmation (Sankalpa) – A resolve, or sankalpa, is taken by the practitioner before the rotation of awareness.
3. Rotation of Consciousness – the consciousness is taken on a “tour” of the whole body in a structured fashion.
4. Respiration awareness – a period of awareness of the breath at special positions in the body.
5. Manifestations of Opposites – visualization at the level of feelings and emotions.
6. Creative Visualization – the final stage of Yoga Nidra relates to mental relaxation through the visualization of objects that are representative of universal, iconic significance or meaning.
7. Resolve – The Sankalpa is repeated during a highly suggestible state of consciousness which is programmed into the subconscious mind.
8. Externalization / Return to Full Awareness – a careful and gradual return to a normal state of consciousness.


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