Through the practice of Yoga, you can develop internal defenses to protect the mind and body. The benefits are numerous and a daily practice will help you enjoy many of them. The benefits of yoga can include:
Relaxation | Improved physical fitness | Increased concentration | Restored energy | Improved stamina | Enhanced flexibility | Emotional balance | Improved circulation | Muscle tone | Reduced stress level | Greater self understanding | Aerobic workout for the heart
Benefits beyond just health or fitness
Spreading a form of Yoga that would help people first get in shape, become disease-free and then move towards the higher practices.We spend entire lives unaware of our physical body and mind. Being driven by our urges and desires, we do not realize our true nature of inner peace and silence. Listening to our thoughts as if they were ultimate orders; how to feel…how to act… how to live… Yoga and meditation practice teaches us how to overcome bodily discomforts and constant mind chatter, so we are able to go beyond it and start to experience moments of true silence and peace within. The physical aches and pains of the body are distracting to meditation practice and bad posture disturbs us energetically.
Yoga and Ayurveda are sciences stemming from the same philosophical background, Yoga being for the spirit and Ayurveda for the body. When working with our bodies in Hatha Yogic practice, the insight that Ayurveda provides is extremely valuable. It informs and helps us understand how the elements work, so that we are able to personalise our practice, tuning it to our specific body constitution needs for better results.
Hatha Yoga is the study of the energy within us, which rises up from the bottom of the spine to the top of the head, moving through different points of the body, called Chakras. These Chakras represent our different energies.Through the Yoga Practice we can release the blockages in any of these areas, allowing our energies to express themselves fully and thus lead a better life.
Blossom Yoga teaches and follows the hatha Yoga of Patanjali, the yogic seer of the eighth century. Patanjali, who was the first to standardize yoga practice, drew up eight steps for silencing the mind: restraints and observances, postures, breath control, withdrawal, slowing of mind, contemplation and meditation. These eight steps systematically wash away the impurities of the mind, making it progressively pure and cleansed.
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Yoga: The Art of Transformation goes beyond postures and delves into how yoga has evolved into a global phenomenon through an exploration of its visual history.Millions of people around the world practice yoga to find spiritual insight and improved health. Yoga is a way of life. It is not just doing some ásanas or vigorous exercises. It requires a deep commitment and internal awareness to change your lifestyle to one of softness, ease, acceptance and stability. A balanced state of mind is to be practiced under all situations. Thus a balance between the rate of energy production (consumption) and expenditure is restored in a pleasant natural way resulting in total personality growth at both physical and mental levels. Along with a Yogic lifestyle, blossom yoga offers facilities for Ayurveda Panchkarma package or a simple .Relaxation Package with Yoga and a vegetarian organic diet.
The 3 parts of the therapy
First is the practice of asanas, pranayama, kriyas, and meditation. Asanas induce increased awareness of physical and psychological processes by controlled stretching, contraction, and relaxation of various muscles, coordinated through balance and holding of postures. Pranayama involves the manipulation of breathing and an increased awareness of pressures within the chest and abdomen. Kriyas are purifying processes which eliminate toxins from the body.
Finally, meditation practice increases awareness of one’s mental functioning. It makes us more aware of our restlessness, which in turn creates feelings of fear, insecurity, and stress. All aspects of this first part of treatment combine to return the body to its healthy, harmonious, and balanced state.
The second part is concerned with the regulation of diet as well as control of daily habits such as sleep, recreation, and work. This helps in removing the irritants responsible for much of our imbalances.
Finally, the third part concerns changes in attitude, behavior, and lifestyle. Feelings of sharing, warmth, friendship, love and respect for the whole beautiful world needs to be cultivated so as to be an antidote for feelings of hopelessness and loneliness.