Millions of people around the world practice Yoga, regardless of gender, origin or religion, and do Yoga in order to feel freedom, joy and love. An important element in practising Yoga is that it appeals to all people of every age and fitness. And it encourages everyone, including seniors, pregnant women and children.

In the practice of Yoga there are no discriminations and distinctions. Each person does what his/ her spirit dictates them and allows their body to do and everything is correct. Through Yoga we learn not to criticise others nor ourselves, we learn not to be competitive and to listen to the needs of ourselves. We also learn that not all days are the same and that each day our body or mind can lead us to another level. Perhaps one day we do not execute perfectly the asanas, but this is ok, too! Perhaps one day we can surpass ourselves, but no one will give us an awards, we are always as good as we want to be and that's okay!

 

 

The systematic exercise of Yoga offers flexibility and muscle strength, but also develops our concentration, calmness and emotional wellness. It helps us see the world from another angle, it reminds us of the principle of non-violence (ahimsa) and how we can adopt and apply it in our lives.

 

Yoga has also therapeutic effects. In particular it may help us deal with diseases that are so common today, such as high blood pressure, respiratory problems, diabetes, digestive problems, migraines, depression and musculoskeletal problems (kyphosis, scoliosis, cervical syndrome, back problems, arthritis, and injuries). Additionally, it can help us reduce stress. In short, Hatha Yoga is a science of body and spirit. Watching the techniques, exercises and goals a little closer, we can observe a system internal exploration, healing and personal growth.

 

Most people come to Yoga to deal with specific problems such as stress, depression, pain, respiratory problems, digestive problems, or problems of the nervous system etc.

Many of them remain loyal to Yoga even after they are cured, because they note not only a general improvement of their health but also a radical change in the general mood and attitude towards the world and things. Some of them even discover a new meaning in their lives, through the practice of Yoga.

Through the practising Yoga the body and mind harmonize, and this effect may be experienced in everyday life. When we are relaxed, we possess potential energy which does not deviate. So none of the known symptoms of anxiety - migraine, fatigue, hyperstimulation- appears.

 

At the same time, through the exercise in Yoga, a person also gains health, happiness, tranquility and knowledge as a result of progress. This is because Yoga is a method of inner exploration, which recognizes the interrelationship between body and mind, and brings harmony to all human substances, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

 

Some of the benefits that can be experienced by frequent and regular practice of Yoga are:

 

  • Reduction of stress

  • Improvement of concentration and memory

  • Fighting of Depression

  • Improvement of mood

  • Easy and most relaxing sleep

  • More endurance and muscular strength

  • Increase of musculoskeletal flexibility and range of motion of joints

  • Improved posture and spine

  • Increase of vital energy (prana)

  • Reduction or discharge of various body pains, such as the middle of the neck, the wrists, etc.

  • Balancing between the two hemispheres of the brain

  • Improvement of the functioning of the heart

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Balancing of the endocrine system

  • Improvement of the respiratory function

  • Stabilization of the nervous system

  • Strengthening of the body against neurological and autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, etc.)

  • Reduced retention of toxins in the body

  • Strengthening of the immune system

  • General feeling of joy, gratitude and wellness

 

 

"Yoga is a light which, if lit, it never stops burning. The better the practice, the bigger the flame".
                                                                                V.K.S. Iyengar

Benefits

Hatha Yoga is considered the fastest growing health movement today despite its antiquity. It is a lifestyle, a reference system that seems to fit with the West today. It is considered the perfect stress buster and its therapeutic qualities never seize to amaze us. Recent studies show that it helps, not only to fight stress and all psychological problems, but also to strengthen the cardiovascular and respiratory system, musculoskeletal one, our strength, endurance, immunity and balance, the endocrine system, the normalization of appetite and digestion, insomnia, concentration and more. Yoga, by incorporating the wisdom of centuries, seems to be evolving along with humans and their societies and today it looks more modern and more necessary than ever.

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