Yoga is an activity that has evolved and changed over time, producing many different styles since its conception. We have heard of Iyengar yoga, Astanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Bikram yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Yin yoga, Hot yoga, Flow yoga, Power yoga, Sivananda, Restorative, Pre Natal, Post Natal …. The list goes on. What this says to me is that the principles of yoga, the original concepts and essential practices of yoga have
- Endured over time
- Evolved over time
- Proven effective in many, many different applications… for many, many varied purposes
- Are accessible to all
- Are suitable for all
- Can be adapted as required to suit an individual’s specific requirements
- Yoga is for anyone of any age, and can be practised at any time, wherever you are
Perhaps, for some, there is still considerable mystery about the practice of yoga and therefore some hesitancy to venture into the ‘unknown’.
Yoga is a practice that you can make your own. It is all about you – working for you, from exactly where you are today in health, in mental and in emotional states, taking to you where you would rather be.
The practice of yoga is not only an uplifting way to calm the mind, spirit and body, the practice is specifically focussed on the joining of these three aspects of self that can provide a therapeutic treatment that works towards restoring a healthy balance of nerves, circulation, hormones and digestion. It is this holistic approach that has made yoga an invaluable support to general health and overall wellbeing.
Yoga as therapy: