… Yoga is a lifestyle and way of living …
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline which originated in India and is now widely practiced across the globe. Despite of Yoga´s popularity as a system of physical exercise (asanas) across the Western world, Yoga – in Indian traditions – more than a physical exercise, it has a meditative and spiritual core.
Gentle Vinyasa Yoga
In gentle Vinyasa Yoga, every movement is synchronized and connected to the breath. It is also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale. The gentle Vinyasa Yoga practice weaves in asanas (body poses), pranayama (conscious breathing), mudras (hand positions), meditation and visualization. Classes may also include mantras (sacred sounds) and a reading of quotes and / or teachings from classical yogic or other spiritual texts to deepen the practice.
Yin Yoga is a meditative type, slow paced long hold yoga that creates space in the joints and promotes relaxation in the entire body. It uses mostly seated poses and enhances flexibility and stillness of body, mind and breath. In Yin Yoga the tissues get stressed which is important for tissue health. In Yin-Yoga we challenge ourselves to a slight discomfort in a pose and dive into our interior world. Yin-Yoga classes may also include mantras (sacred sound), reading of quotes and spiritual texts. Everybody can do Yin-Yoga.
The aim of the session is to become centered in the now, to calm your body and mind, to strengthen the body, to increase your awareness & flexibility, to get in touch with your true self (soulnature) and to experience oneness, more joy & peace in/throughout your day. Yoga can be started at any stage in life. It acknowledges where you are today and takes you one step further on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual plane.
Yoga as a life style
Once we embrace the yogic point of view and attitude towards life and what happens in your life, and integrate the yogic state of increased awareness into our lives, yoga becomes a way of living and a life style in the way we relate to ourselves and the world.