What is Yoga?
In Vedic Sanskrit, yoga literally meant, " to join" or "to unite". Originally practised as a way of uniting with the soul, yoga also provided for the unification of the body, mind and spirit. It is a combination of a series of postures and controlled breathing exercises.
Why is it important?
It helps you draw your focus away from the stresses of life and makes you focus on your movements and your breathing. Hence most conditions that are a manifestation of stress can be remedied through yoga.
How does it work?
Yoga has preventive, restorative and remedial qualities. Yoga therapy offers a tremendous potential for healing and transformation. As it takes a holistic approach to well being, these exercises improve circulation, muscle tone and flexibility. The controlled breathing and meditation, relieves stress and helps to calm the mind.
Who is it useful for?
The multifaceted quality of yoga makes it a versatile method of therapy. From behavioural and attitudinal issues to pain, disability and lifestyle management, it is an effective tool that can be applied across age groups.