Yoga Philosophy
  • Yoga is a term that comes from the ancient Sanskrit word, "yuga". Yoga discipline originated in India and it dates back 5,000 years. Many different interpretations of the word Yoga have been given over the centuries. Some of these are "to unite", "to attain what was previously unattainable", "to be one with the Divine". Yoga brings about union of different bodies Ė physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. We bring ourselves into wholeness and balance through Yoga practice.

  • T. K. V. Desikachar in his book The Heart of Yoga states that "However beautifully we carry out an asana (posture), however flexible our body may be, if we do not achieve the integration of body, breath, and mind we can hardly claim that what we are doing is Yoga. What is Yoga after all?  It is something that we experience inside, deep within our being. Yoga is not an external experience. The purpose of Yoga is to unify the actions."

"Yoga has its roots in Indian thought, but itís content is universal because it is about the means by which we can make the changes we desire in our lives".

  • Yoga is still a popular discipline today. These are a few excerpts from Time Magazine, June 2001: from itís article on "The Power of Yoga"     

    "Fifteen million Americans include some form of yoga in their fitness regimen- twice as many as did five  years ago; 75% of all U.S. health clubs offer yoga classes."

    "Americans rush from their high-pressure jobs and tune in to the authoritatively mellow voice of an instructor, gently urging them to solder a union between mind and body."

    "Stars do it. Sports do it. Judges in the highest courts do it. Letís do it: that yoga thing. Yoga has suddenly become so hot, so cool, so very this minute. Itís the exercise cum meditation for the new millennium, one that doesnít so much pump you as bliss you out."

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of Yoga Programme do we offer?

Several different schools of Yoga exist; all emphasizing the disciplines: breath control, postures, meditation and relaxation. Yoga Vitality Studio offers programme in Hatha Yoga by combining several styles according to individual needs.

What typical activities are included in a Yoga session?

A typical Yoga session at Yoga Vitality Studio starts with focused breathing exercises. These techniques help to free the mind of anxiety and relax the body. Clients then move on to warm-ups and to a series of postures that are held from seconds to minutes and may be repeated depending on level of ability. The purpose of the postures is to improve strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. The session concludes with a practice of meditation and/or final conscious relaxation; these calm the mind and the body and help to release stress. These are prime steps to reducing stress with therapeutic benefits and live a fun-filled and balanced life.


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