The life changing magic of yoga

In life, the sheer pace of a modern day can leave us feeling exhausted. With so much to cover and deal with, we can spend more than our fair share of time struggling to manage our days. However, one of the most powerful solutions that you can use to help change your overall mind-set and ability to cope with a stressful day stems from practicing yoga.

When used properly, yoga can be a great way to empty the mind of stress and give yourself a more comfortable, easy-going experience.

Practicing yoga can for sure, make sure that you can:

• Find solutions to problems that can be too challenging to overcome when your day feels increasingly busy.

• Cope with challenging situations and unintended mistakes that you can leave unable to fulfil your obligations.

• Deal with change and negativity in a constructive and more positive manner.

• Get home free of stress and without constantly worrying about the day ahead.

When our bodies are always under such a state of constant pressure and stress, we begin to feel that negative strain. It begins to eat away at us; it ruins sleeping patterns, creates negative mood swings and leaves the body and mind unable to find peace to just find a solution. When our minds are so manic, it’s impossible to take a second to just think – to look inside for the answers we need.

Practicing yoga for even just as a short period of time in the morning can help to uplift mind and spirit without too much difficulty. It gives us a much easier time when it comes to creating a more positive mind-set, and makes it easier to also remove personal and professional bias from our thoughts. Generally, we are at our most likely to find a solution to our problems in life when we have a mind that is free of subconscious distraction and irritation.

In today’s world, that extra bit of clarity and peace of mind can be the difference between a highly successful and productive day, or an absolute failure in typical terms. If you want to avoid such a deluge of mistakes, then yoga can help to release the mind from this constant back and forth. When you cannot make any progress in a modern, 100-miles-per-hour day, yoga can be the ticket you need to release yourself from this stressful experience.
Yoga also helps to successfully alter our chakra – depending on the yoga pose used. Chakra is the practice of looking to cleanse and balance mind and soul, opening up the energy center within the body to drive us to do the best that we can in life.

With the right yoga poses, you can awaken each of the chakra within our bodies and help to re-align the spine to keep body, mind and spirit aligned together for the best physical and mental performance. A stressful day can leave us out of sync, and a mind that feels under constant attack can find it hard to cope.

When using yoga, though, you have the chance to lift that dispiriting gloom and feel a little better generally. By introducing arts of mental and physical balance, you can be far more likely to create a more positive lifestyle experience that makes it easier to deal with the stresses of the modern day.
When we are aligned spiritually, physically and mentally we are ready to help attack the day and be as successful as we can be. Thanks to yoga, you can make that alignment so much easier to introduce yourself to.

Yoga, is for life.

Salute to the south

Sometimes we want to get out of our head and just practice our yoga. Other times we want to study and learn what is behind it.

“Where did yoga come from? Why was this pose invented? How has practice changed over time? How might I do it better?”
WHO definition of Health
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
What is Yoga
Yoga is a mind-body practice with origins in ancient Indian philopsophy
Yoga or Yuj in sanskrit language means “Union”
Combines physical exercises, breathing exercises, and mental exercises
Is used to be a way of life
“Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras”

The first evidence we have of yoga was found in the Indus River Valley in northwestern India and date back several thousands of years BCE.

The system of Raja yoga had been practised for many years, but it wasn’t until Patanjali recorded his yoga sutras (disputed 400 BCE-300 CE), that the practice was canonized

Hundreds of years later, asana emerged as its own path called Hatha Yoga. Roughly one hundred years ago, yoga reach the America. In the last forth to fifty years, yoga has spread across major cities as a form of healthy lifestyle. Practising yoga is a chosen lifestyle. In the last twenty years, yoga has begun to explode into a practice done by millions of people of every race, religion, and gender – in every country, every sport, every business, and every type of educational institution. It is only about twenty years ago that the internet was even created and only a little more than ten years ago that social media was invented – and then dominated.

It’s not really possible to do justice to more than five thousand years of yoga history. But as we step into being trailblazer of the future, we can gather valuable tools by observing our past. As you embark on your jouney to find the true north, take a moment to salute the south.

A new beginning…

An unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

This is the threshold. To plow through life, seeking pleasures, avoiding pain, rejecting dissonance, reveling in success, and cursing the vicissitudes of fortunes. or to pursue a life of inquiry, simultaneously non-attached and deeply immersed. To experience yourself as both the center of the universe and dust mote on the filament of history.
To choose to have a practice – a daily discipline of yoking your heart to your mind, your mind to your breath, your breath to your body, your body to the earth and the rest of community- is to pass this threshold into the examined, mindful life.
The exact way in which you engage in that yoking (in Sanskrit, the yoga) will change. Should change. The course of your relationships, your career, and your health will inevitably shift; the only constant is change. Likewise, your asana practice and other mind/body pursuits will, should shape-shift over a lifetime.

Let’s begin…