The word Yoga finds its origination from ‘Yuj’, a Sanskrit word which means to unite, connect, and combine. And therein, the practice of Yoga helps achieve the ultimate union of the Mind, Body, and Soul. We are able to reach a state of Yoga by way of practiced breathing techniques and postures. The beauty of yoga is that when practiced with focus, commitment and interest it helps achieve the perfect mind-body balance. It definitely offers the body an innate sense of calmness, and absolute peace to the mind which in turn results in a healthy body.
Yoga helps beat stress and stressful thoughts from creeping in and anyone practicing Yoga regularly, will over time, feel refreshed in thoughts and actions.
Yoga is a scientific perspective that perfectly blends with the spiritual and this in a way results in the absolute unison of the self with God. Yoga helps channelize our focus inwards, towards ourselves, helping us understand our breathing rhythms, our, body and mind well. And gradually, we gain an understanding of our functions and dysfunctions, effective and ineffective actions and so on.
Yoga is a combination of both mental and physical routines and exercises which the practiced yoga practitioner will teach and you can learn, adapt, adopt, and become proficient in.
If awareness of yoga is established and you know about its immense health benefits and the fact that it helps overcome many sicknesses, aches, pains and illnesses, then you learn that regular practice can really be the best answer to lead a healthy, peaceful, and stress-free life.
Any beginner when learning and practicing Yoga for the first-time, will notice the positive effects and changes almost immediately. Most of all, it will become habit-forming which by itself is highly beneficial. A person will notice improved energy levels, better focus, and concentration, feeling a lot lighter and positive, and there will be marked improvement in posture, gait, and also greater flexibility. People will feel a lot de-stressed and there is a greater sense of wellbeing too.
This is a form of Yoga introduced by the Father of Yoga, Patanjali. The ashtanga yoga vinyasa sees a mention in his writings that date back, thousands of years ago to 200 BC.
What is the Ashtanga practice? Well, ashta means eight and anga means limbs in Sanskrit. And this type of yoga follows an eightfold path. There are eight synchronized steps that helps achieve the desired results.
The same would be Yama- integrity, ethical and moral conduct, Niyama- self-control and self-discipline, Asana- physical exercise/postures, Pranayama- the right breathing technique, Pratyahara- control of one’s senses, Dharana- concentration or attentiveness, Dhyana- contemplation, thought or meditation, Samadhi- achieving the highest state of consciousness by way of regular practice of Yoga.
When initiated into Yoga for the first-time it is always good to start with Suryanamaskar which is a salutation to the Sun and in a way the asanas that are a part of this helps kick start the day in the right manner. And most of all, practicing Suryanamaskar on a regular basis has a range of mind-body benefits.
Yoga can perfectly be tailored and individualized based on what one seeks, needs and can do. And it has no conditionality associated with it. Anyone can practice anytime and can start anytime too. It doesn’t have any age, gender or any other type of restrictions.
All that it requires is the right belief system and the awareness that it can do a world of good and will never ever do any harm.
Yoga cannot be quantified in terms of calories being burnt or the time taken to do it. It is a series of asanas that follows a prescribed pattern and it will in its own way take care of your mind-body and offer far-reaching benefits.
Learning yoga at the Kerala Ayurveda wellness centre, Ayuryogashram is made possible, because this is something we offer. And our Green Leaf certified Ayurvedic centre in Kerala focuses on Yoga as much as on Kerala Ayurveda treatments and therapies.
As part of the Kerala Ayurveda rejuvenation in Kerala, our Yoga sessions and classes will train you in a way that you understand the fundamentals of Yoga better and you can slowly master the art. The Yoga and meditation therapy happens in a very rustically designed, traditional palm roofed cottage.
All classes are created to suit a learner or beginner. And there are intermediate and advanced levels of Yoga learning here. Typically, yoga is a combination of coordinated hand-leg movements, supported by proper breathing methods and postures. And yes, at times, there is a chanting too that goes along with it. All of this helps relax and rejuvenate the body.
Our Yoga instructor Shri K. Ramachandran, is well-versed in all forms and styles of Yoga originating from the different, established Schools of Yoga. He will devise, define, and design individualized Yoga therapies best-suited for you which will help and benefit you individually.
And this tailored Yoga Therapy happens in one of the best Ayurvedic center in Kerala, Ayuryogashram which is a picturesque Ayurvedic healthcare resort that is nestled in quiet environs.
If you would like to rejuvenate in Ayuryogashram with a round of Yoga and meditation package, then the Kerala Ayurveda wellness center, Ayuryogashram has devised two different packages exclusively oriented towards Yoga and Meditation therapies and you can opt for either package and understand what Yoga and Meditation is all about.