The word “yoga” is of Sanskrit origin, it means: connection, unification. Yoga practices work in their entirety, creating a balance of body, mind, consciousness and soul. In this way, yoga helps to solve, overcome everyday trials, problems and worries. With yoga, we get closer to knowing ourselves, to a higher level of understanding of the meaning of our lives and our relationship to the universe. During yoga, we only pay attention to ourselves, our inner feelings, the outside world will be secondary to this time. The word yoga, according to Patanjali (about 2,500 years ago), is to control and calm the waves of thought.
Yoga leads those who are on a spiritual path through the union of the individual Self and the universal Self to the highest knowledge and eternal happiness. Yoga is the supreme cosmic principle, “the light of life,” the universal creative consciousness that is always alert, never dormant, and that has been, is, and will be forever.
HATHA / HATHA FLOW YOGA
Hatha yoga combines static poses and movement with focus and breathing to relieve tension and create strength and flexibility in the body. Awareness of breathing allows the mind to calm down and the body to be released. This creates a deeper connection with the present moment.
Hatha Flow watches combine static asanas with smooth but dynamic flowing motion. The classes are more intense than the Hatha classes and place more emphasis on muscle development.
Hatha and Hatha Flow yoga are beneficial for both body and mind. The classes consist of asanas, pranayama, relaxation and meditation practice.
In everyday life, we tend to compare our bodies and abilities to those of others, but yoga is not about the ego. Instead, let’s focus on our own practice and let go of any self-judgment or frustration. Just accept where you are at the moment. Your strength, flexibility, and balance will grow from week to week, at your own pace, without you noticing.
Ayurveda is the science of health and longevity, yoga is the science of self-realization. Together, these ancient fraternities can promote the health of the body, mind, emotions, and senses.
Ayu-yoga classes also include mantra, mudra, kriya, asana, guided relaxation, pranayama and meditation practice considering the 5 main elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether) to balance the practitioner’s dosha (type). The Vata type is composed of ether and air, the Pitta is composed of fire and water, and the Kapha is composed of the combination of water and earth elements.
As Ayurveda follows the changes in nature, the type of clocks can also change, depending on what the weather is like, what season we are in, or even following the position of the moon.
“Intentionally Moving” - This is exactly what Vinyasa Yoga promotes: this practice encourages you to practice every move with intent, constantly connecting your mind and body to breathing as we flow from pose to pose. This is a series of fast-paced postures that focus primarily on flowing through the asana. The asanas practiced during the vinyasa flow are connected to each other through the rhythms of inhalation and exhalation to create energy and heat in the body.
YIN YOGA AND MARMA
Yin Yoga is a quiet, contemplative practice that allows us to penetrate deep into our bodies with passive, long-lasting poses. We target the deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues — the ligaments, joints, bones, and deep fascial networks of the body — not the muscles (which are at the physical center of Yang yoga practices such as hatha or vinyasa yoga).
Yin Yoga improves energy flow by increasing the flow of chi / prana in the organs. To be healthy, we need healthy organs and healthy muscles. Yin Yoga also offers amazing emotional and mental health benefits.
Marma points are direct entrances to our consciousness, our subconscious, and they are the energy sources of the body that are stimulated and used for healing in Ayurveda. Applying pressure by the long-lasting poses of Yin activates these points.
Yoga Nidra is the sleep of the yogi. However, this is not sleep in the traditional sense, but a highly effective yoga technique for deep relaxation. Few are aware that physical and mental health depends on the ability to relax well. A restless lifestyle and lack of relaxation causes stress, nervousness and mental lability. Most people suffer from stress and are rarely able to really relax. However, by practicing Yoga Nidra, this ability can be developed. His regular practice is suitable for the powerful initiation of self-healing processes, for self-healing at the causal level through the organization of the inner world.
In Yoga Nidra, we can purify our karmas as light passes through the subconscious and unconscious layers. We touch an energy-rich, powerful part of our selves where the voice of the soul can be heard and our desires fulfilled. What we want on this plane of consciousness is coming true.
The clocks are built on top of each other in a multi-stage system. Its first degree is used as a means of physical and mental relaxation that achieves the release of tensions through conscious muscle relaxation and mental control. However, this is not yet true yogic sleep, which will penetrate much deeper layers of consciousness, but its indispensable preparatory stage.
Each level of it leads to the knowledge of deeper and deeper levels of consciousness, the purification of ever finer layers. A 40-45 minute exercise - in terms of rest - is worth 4-5 hours of natural sleep. In the classical Patanjali subdivision, this is one of the most elaborate varieties of pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) techniques. In this state, the mind and mental consciousness are separated from the stimuli of the senses and we can reach higher degrees of concentration.