Yoga is an ancient system of practices, designed to promote harmony between body, mind and spirit. Hatha yoga attempts to balance mind and body via physical postures or “asanas”, purification practices, controlled breathing, and the calming of the mind through relaxation and meditation.
The asanas (postures) teach poise, balance and strength and are practised to improve the body’s physical health and clear the mind in preparation for meditation.
Yoga has many physical and mental benefits, amongst which can be cited:
- helps the body eliminate toxins
- stimulates the body systems
- improved focus
- mood enhancement
- improves energy
- …and many more!
It is a sustainable practice, good for now and good for later, which can be practised at any age (see the amazing Tao Porchon-Lynch!) and whatever your level of fitness or flexibility. It is a great antidote to our busy modern lives.
Above all, it is great fun!