MIND BODY SOUL
Yoga as a lifestyle
Yoga is not a religion, a cult or a belief system. At the root of yoga is self-inquiry. Everything we do, whether it’s a yoga pose, a meditation, a mantra or a breathing technique (pranayama), has the purpose of encouraging us to connect to our bodies and our life experience in a more meaningful way. For example, understanding the balance of effort and release in your yoga practice requires constant attention and sensitivity and has profound meaning in our everyday lives as a meditation on balancing stress and relaxation. Experiencing true relaxation is a deeply rewarding experience. And understanding how to move into extremely challenging poses effortlessly, with a calm mind and steady breath, is invaluable to us all in our busy lives. Yoga helps you let go of old patterns, feel more open and happy and connect with friends, family and your world in a more meaningful way.
Yoga for me is a lifestyle. Yoga is a philosophy of life, which also has the potential to create a vibrantly healthy body and mind. I think that the feeling of being “yogini” always was with me since I was a child . I was always trying to find a balance and to feel free. Freedom of Mind and thoughts in so often changing system in the world always was a priority for me. Yoga is about freedom. Helps to balance and to find Yourself . It calms Mind and strenghten body .
Yoga brings You to “now” , while you practicing, there is no ” yesterday” and “tommarow” . You learn how to be present and focused on this moment.
Benefits of doing Yoga
There are so many benefits of doing yoga. Yoga can help you:
- improve and maintain the health of muscles, joints and organs
- keep your mind healthy
- get a better night’s sleep
- improve performance and prevent injuries in sports
- speed recovery from training
- prevent conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and auto-immune disorders
- slow down the negative effects of an office job
- and increase your sense of happiness and well being.
It’s a practice that is both physical exercise, helping improve toning, stamina, posture, strength, balance and flexibility, as well as a discipline that helps you de-stress, relax, feel healthier and more energetic.
While I am teaching, I love to share my experiences but also I learn from my students. Everyone is so different and it inspires me.
I invite you to the world of Yoga in groups or individual. Ask for Classes, Workshops or Retreats.
Types of Yoga
There is many types of Yoga , different styles and levels of teaching. My favourite is Ashtanga Yoga. This dynamic, physically demanding practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Ashtanga yoga, with its many vinyasas, is great for building core strength and toning the body. Prepare to sweat as you briskly move through a set sequence. Ashtanga Yoga was founded by K. Pattabhi Jois.
“Vinyasa” means breath synchronized movement. The breath is the heart of this discipline, and links asana to asana in a precise order. By synchronizing movement with breathing and practicing Mula and Uddiyana Bandhas (locks), an intense internal heat is produced. This heat purifies muscles and organs, expelling unwanted toxins as well as releasing beneficial hormones and minerals, which can nourish the body when the sweat is massaged back into the skin. The breath regulates the vinyasa and ensures efficient circulation of blood. The result is a light strong body.
There are sequences of poses in the Ashtanga system. The flow of vinyasa, connecting the breath with the body, makes me feel like I am dancing very slow motion. Often I use tranquil music during the class.