What is Yoga?

Yoga can be described as a classical Indian science or an ancient Indian body of knowledge. Yoga is the unification of our mind and body as one. Yoga involves three main elements:

Breathing

Meditation

Physical and Mental Exercise

This leads to the body becoming healthier and more efficient. A male Yoga Practitioner is known as a “Yogi” and a female Practitioner is known as a “Yogini”.

The breath is considered the mind’s and body’s source of life and through breath control a practitioner will increase mind and body functionality. Yoga prepares the mind and body for Meditation. In turn meditation helps the mind and body to be free from stress and anxiety.

Regularly practiced, the three elements of Yoga (breathing, meditation and exercise), help bring about a clarity of mind, and a strong capable body.

Yoga Asanas

Yoga Practice, without any denying, has many health benefits. Many Mauritians, I believe have not been able to be initiated to Yoga classes for many reasons. One of them being – not enough awareness about Yoga Tutors offering courses/classes in the locality. I know that IGCIC offers yoga courses for which one can enrol for the classes with a tutor from India.

Searching the net for “Yoga for Beginners”, i found few interesting articles for instance positivewellness.com, which mention

Tadasana (Mountain pose), Vrikshasana (Tree Pose)

Yoga Pose Mauritius

Downward Facing Dog Pose

Yoga for beginners Mauritius

Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Trikonassana Mauritius

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

 

Currently I am planning on having guided online yoga courses for Beginners that i will include what yoga exercises to perform, breathing and meditation techniques. Yoga has numerous benefits as one can experience inner calm, one will improve body flexibility, one will experience better focus and concentration, develop a sense of self and body awareness.