First developed in India, Yoga and Meditation have been practiced for over 3000 years. Yoga means union – the union of the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga and meditation are a way of life – an integrated system of education for the body, mind, and spirit. It is a living science that is always in evolution. It can be practiced worldwide by anyone.
Yoga and Meditation teach you to be centered so that you will always have a clear perspective on what is happening around you, enabling you to respond in the most appropriate manner. As you practice Yoga and Meditation, you will feel different – it will seem as if you have undergone an important change – and yet, you will feel more peaceful than ever before.
Yoga and Meditation bring you to the only moment we have in life -The Present moment.
The physical benefits of Yoga and Meditation are countless; the psychological benefits are infinite.
Anyone can practice yoga and Meditation. You don’t need special equipment or clothes to practice, just a strong desire for a healthier, more peaceful life. The yoga postures (or yogasanas) exercise every part of the physical body, stretching and toning the muscles, joints, spine and entire skeletal system. Yoga works not only on the body’s frame but on the internal organs, glands, and nerves as well, keeping all systems in radiant health. By releasing physical and mental tension, it also liberates vast amounts of energy, helping to keep the body and mind refreshed and relaxed. The yogi breathing exercises are known as Pranayama, revitalize the body, and help control the mind. The practice of positive thinking and meditation increases clarity, mental power, and concentration.
The regular practice of yoga helps eliminate toxins from the body and improves flexibility, aligns the body, and keeps the joints lubricated. Yoga massages the internal organs improving circulation and bringing more oxygen to the body.