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About Classical Yoga

 

Are you looking for deep relaxation, vitality and a fabulous treat for your whole Self? Would you like to dissolve stress and improve your health? Are you curious about getting in touch with your Essence?

 

Classical yoga is a comprehensive spiritual practice dating back 500 years or more. Also known as Tantra Yoga is quite different to what is reported in the media and practised in the West. The Sanskrit 'yogaḥ' refers to ‘union’ - a union with infinite consciousness. Classical yoga classes focus on breath and relaxation so that our whole being learns to meditate. The yoga poses (ãsanas) are designed to help us do this. Ãsanas balance our intrinsic energy system (prana) which is why yoga can make us feel good. The word ãsana ('ãsa' & 'ana') refers to ‘stance/pose’ but also to ‘being’. The poses are therefore approached from a place of care & love for ourselves: we learn to let go of 'performing' and ‘comparing’ and we ‘get out of the way’ so that our individual yoga can come through naturally. This yoga, in particular, is hence an internal practice and less of an external exercise. This approach not only builds efficiency and strength but also cultures patience, trust and intuition. Practised this way, an abundance of benefits can arise:

 

"...Look at yourself in the most beautiful way possible - you are Infinity itself. You are a divine being, not just a nurse or an architect...”

 

S. A. Natha  
- Traditional Yoga Teacher, Southern India

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Reasons for practising Yoga

 

    1. Traditional Yoga teaches our whole body to relax and meditate.

     

            1. It facilitates breathing deeply & fully which changes how we view life.

             

  1. It helps us take mindfulness & calmness into our home & work lives.

 

  1. It improves health by balancing ‘prana’ (intrinsic energy system).

 

  1. It helps dissolve fear & stress.

 

It optimises all organ systems while also aligning our posture.

 

  1. It can relieve pain, stiffness, fatigue and insomnia.

 

  1. Yoga enhances our brain function & our relationship to ourselves & others. Our world view can shift towards perceiving the interconnectedness of all things.

 

  1. Practising ãsanas can deepen our philosophical/metaphysical understanding of yoga.   
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Last but not least: yoga can be very enjoyable and a great way to make new friends.

 


PLEASE NOTE: I AM CURRENTLY ON A TEACHING BREAK UNTIL THE END OF 2020.



For evidence on benefits, please see RESOURCES.

 

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