Yoga for Health and Wellness

Yoga for Health and Wellness

Yoga for Health and Wellness

Yoga was birthed out of an oral tradition where teaching was transmitted directly from teacher to student. The Indian sage Patanjali is credited with the summation of this oral tradition into his classical work, the Yoga Sutra, a 2,000-year-old treatise on yogic philosophy. Containing a collection of 195 sutra (or statements), the Yoga Sutra provides a kind of philosophical guidebook for dealing with the challenges of being human.

The word “yoga” is from the Sanskrit language and has several translations and interpretations. Stemming from the root “yug” and originally meaning “to hitch up” (as in attaching horses to a vehicle), other translations include “to yoke, join, or concentrate.” Essentially, yoga has come to describe a means of uniting, or a method of discipline. A male who practices this discipline is called a yogi or yogin; a female practitioner, a yogini.

The discipline of hatha yoga—the physical aspect of yoga—was originally developed as a vehicle for meditation. This system of hatha yoga prepared the body, particularly the nervous system, for stillness, creating the necessary physical strength and stamina that allowed the mind to remain calm during meditation.

Kundalini Yoga is called the yoga of awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of the soul. It brings brings balance to the body mind and soul.

This yoga precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye focus mantra, body locks and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand your lung capacity and purify the blood.

In Kundalini yoga the most important thing is your experience. It goes right to your heart.

“No words can replace your experience. Your mind may accept the words or it may not, but your consciousness will not accept just words. “- Yogi Bhajan