What is Yoga?

Yoga is a way of living which aims at harmonizing the body, mind and spirit.

Yoga is especially known for its physical practice, which I am offering to guide you through. The practice of yoga postures (asanas), accompanied by the breath, aims to perfect the body. It will make the body stronger, more flexible and will correct your posture for the long term. Focusing on your breath will also allow you to let go of the tensions in your body and release the anxiety from the mind.

But you might be wondering: “Apart from the physical aspect, what is Yoga all about??”


Well, beyond the physical aspect, the supreme goal of Yoga is to reach full awareness, to become one with the universal spirit and so discover the true sense of human life.

…Sounds a little outside of your current thoughts?? No worries!

Asanas are practiced because the mastering of the body is an essential step before reaching a complete relaxation and mastering of the mind.

But you do not have to be interested in the spiritual aspect of Yoga to enjoy its numerous benefits. From practicing the basics (asanas and breathing alone) you will feel happier, lighter, have clearer thoughts, a serene mind and a healthier, stronger body.

 Choices of meditations:

Traditional mindful meditations

  • Mindfulness of breathing

  • Developing loving kindness

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Body scan

  • Awareness of thoughts

  • Healing

  • Gratitude

  • Aura and protection

Self-improvement and coping skills

  • Improve self esteem

  • Emotional awareness

  • Anxiety management

  • Finding your authentic self

  • Overcoming procrastination

  • Building self confidence

  • Letting go

Visualizations

  • Walk in the Forrest

  • Day at the beach

  • Tree of Life

  • Be the mountain

What is Meditation?

Meditation is a mean of transforming the mind.

There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind – and to change them for the better. According to Buddhism it is the only real antidote to our own personal sorrows, and to the anxieties, fears, hatreds, and general confusions that beset the human condition.(Source:the Buddhist Center).

 In meditation we use techniques to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and positive state of mind.

Classes and courses are open to everyone: you need not be interested in Buddhism. Motives for learning meditation vary. Some people want to improve their concentration for work, study, or even sports; others are looking for relief from stress and peace of mind. Then there are people trying to answer fundamental questions about life. With regular practice, meditation can help all of us to find what we are looking for.

 

Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Iris Six

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