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What is Yoga?
It is a process by which we bring homeostasis in our being. Yoga simply means to unite. Yoga helps one bring the body, mind, emotion, and spirit together in order to bring back the balance we need to strengthen and relax at the same time.
Yoga – What is the combination?
Yoga encompasses Asana (Physical postures), Pranayama (Breathing), Meditation (Focus & Concentration), Kriyas (Cleansing techniques).
Why try Yoga?
Immediate benefit is stress reduction. It helps give deep rest to the body and help relax the mind therefore manage self better and improve health. The benefits include better sleep, increased concentration, better breathing, flexibility & strength, improved circulation, stability and balance, increased confidence, focus on the present, and inner peace.
What yoga can help with?
Yoga with medical care can assist with back pain, asthma; hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, digestive disorders, insomnia, anxiety and depression, and obesity just to name a few.
What Classes can be offered?
Yoga asana basic session: composing various postures, some in standing, sitting, supine, and prone. Adding movement with breathing and a guided relaxation in the end 5 to 10 minutes minimum is recommended.
Pranayama: Controlled breathing various abdominal and chest breathing exercises.
Meditation: Sound meditation, nithya dhyaan, mindful meditation
What is the duration and how often should it be practiced?
One hour to one and a half hours is recommended. But with time constraints it is possible to do ½ hour to 45 minute sessions. Once a week is the minimum suggested but 2 to 3 times a week.
Cyclic Meditation – combination of Physical postures with relaxation techniques in between. This technique was created for Stress reduction and better sleep.
Pranic Energization Technique – Observation of Prana(life force) and moving it throughout the body. This technique was created to improve immune system.
Pranayama – Breathing with awareness. Various processes that involve alternate nostril breathing and sectional breathing etc.