Yoga is For Everyone

What is Yoga?


'citta vrtti nirodhah' is the goal of yoga, this means to be able to direct the mind exclusively towards an object with no distractions.

- Patanjalis Yoga Sutras


The practice of yoga dates back thousands of years, and yet despite its age, it could not be more relevant today.

 

Stress is a global epidemic, we now have road rage, plane rage and even Christmas shopping rage! We are bombarded with adverts telling us what we cannot live without and we work long hours to pay for it. Yoga can show us the way to be truely happy and content by returning home to our true self.

 

For most people, the practice of yoga begins with a physical practice, and indeed in classes, the majority of the time is spent in Asana (postures). The breath is key to yoga practice and through techniques to control the breath (pranayama) the union of mind and body can be reached. Relaxation and meditation are also widely used in yoga classes to allow students to begin to move from the shadows into the light of self realisation.

 

Yoga is about accepting who we are, understanding our limitations without judgement, and working with awareness and feeling. Yoga will change your life for the better, but you have to be willing to accept those changes.