WHAT IS YOGA
I love to define yoga as the interminable and unstoppable process of transformation and listening to oneself.
Breath by breath.
It is something alive that evolves every time you take yourself on your mat and that accompanies you in everyday life.
Try to be a rainbow
In a more textbook version, yoga is the science of right living and, as such, is intended to be incorporate in daily life. It works in all aspects of human being: physical, vital, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual. This physical, mental and spiritual discipline originated in ancient India, over 10.000 years ago, and became popular in the West in the 20th century.
The word yoga means union, equal, oness. It derived from the Sanskrit word yuj (युज्) which means: to unite, to add or to join. This unity or joint is described in spiritual terms as the union of the individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. On a more practical level, yoga is the balancing and harmonising of body, mind, spirit and emotions. How to reach this balance? Through the practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, shatkarma and meditation - the principles and techniques in yoga that keep body and mind healthy - and provides a means for us to find our way of connecting with our true self.
With no expectations, no judgments, no attachment.
"Yoga brings us face to face with the extraordinary complexity
of our own being".
The science of Yoga begins to work on the outermost aspect of our personality, of the physical body, which is a practical starting point.
When imbalance is experienced ash this level, the organs, the muscles and nerves no longer function in harmony. Rather they act in opposition to each other.
Yoga aims to bringing the different bodily functions into perfect coordination so that they work for good of whole body. From the physical body, yoga moves on to the mental and emotional levels. Is far from simply being physical exercise.
However, yoga cannot provide a cure of life, but it does present a proven method for coping with it, showing the strength that is already within us.
Tuttavia, lo Yoga non può fornire una cura per la vita, ma presenta un buon metodo per affrontarla, mostrandoci la forza incredibile che è già dentro di noi.