Whether you’re an advanced yoga practitioner or are just deciding to embark on Yoga, our Yoga Instructors will help you restore your health, relieve your pain make you feel better than you have ever felt in your life before.
Yoga – India’s Gift to the World!
The tradition, technique and philosophy of yoga created and perfected in our ancient past, has been embraced the world over with good reason. Yoga is an extraordinary healing tool designed to harmonize your mind, body and soul into a seamless whole. Yoga is one of the most effective ways to treat your mind and body simultaneously, reducing stress and increasing flexibility, muscle strength, concentration and a general sense of well-being. Of course, Yoga is not only effective for overall health, it can also be used in a targeted manner, with specially designed postures and routines, to manage and even cure specific physical disorders.
Our yoga fitness trainers can help those who are suffering from ailments as varied as back pain to anxiety to asthma. If you have been running, exercising or working out at the gym, remember yoga can be a great addition or even a substitute to your other physical regimens. Yoga provides all the benefits of exercise and more. Because Yoga is safe and gentle, it can be enjoyed late into life, when normal aging process causes many of us to lose flexibility and and strength, making us more susceptible to injury.
Choosing Your Type of Yoga
There are at least 8 branches of yoga out of which four are most popular. Some of them more emphasis on mental and spiritual well being, while others are focussed more on it’s mental and physical components. If you are new to Yoga, it is important for you to actively research the internet or read books and find out more about the different branches of Yoga offered in the market today. This will go a long way in helping you to examine your own exercise needs and goals before embarking on any Yoga programme.
Correct Form & Technique
Learning how to do basic yoga poses correctly and developing whole body strength and flexibility is important for beginners because it is this foundation which will help you do the more advanced yogic asanas without the risk of injuring yourself. Beginner’s poses typically include standing, seated and supine stretches, as well as simple balancing and backbend poses. At the intermediate level, as your body becomes stronger and more flexible, our yoga trainers will help you refine the basic poses and perform more difficult variations. Poses such as deep backbends, intense arm balances and inversions all require a high degree of strength, flexibility and balance. These are performed at advance level, usually after years of practice.
How Yoga Works
While performing and holding yogic asanas, the body is subjected to varying degrees of stretch thus developing your body’s strength and flexibility at the same time. The strengthening aspect of Yoga involves supporting your body weight in poses or postures, such as balancing on one leg, or supporting a pose with the arms. Moving slowly in and out of poses will also increase strnegth to your working muscles and improve overall muscle tone. Maintaining yogic poses also requires one to make small and subtle movements to improve body alignment in that particular pose which leads to an increased kinaesthetic awareness of your own body and improved posture over time.
- Obese individuals must consult their doctor or physiotherapist before starting a training programme.
- An air-conditioned training environment is ideal. No activities will be undertaken in direct sunlight or in hot environments.
- Older adults must agree to undergo a history and physical examination directed at identifying cardiac risk factors, exertional signs/symptoms, and physical limitations.
- Wear comfortable shoes and loose cotton clothes, and drink sufficient fluid before, during and after exercise.
- Asthma sufferers should consult a doctor and undergo a physical examination where necessary to find out what types of activities are appropriate, identify exercise limitations and what to do to prevent an episode during exercise.