“Yoga is not ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is theessential need of today and the culture of tomorrow.”
– Paramhamsa Satyananda.
Why is learning Yoga so important?
The modern world is very fast-paced, and places many demands on the individual. We are constantly balancing responsibilities of work, home and society, and have little time to look after our own wellbeing. This creates a lot of stress in both the mind and the body, and over time, this manifests as physical diseases, mental ailments and emotional instability.
The process of Yoga is a panacea to many of these ills. Daily practice of a mere 5-10 minutes helps develop physical fitness, mental clarity and greater self-awareness; all of which will result in a more relaxed, healthy and happy life.
How is Yoga different from other physical exercises?
While many of the gross benefits of Yoga and generic exercise are similar, such as physical fitness and mental stability, the purpose of Yoga is to develop awareness of the mind and body at subtler levels, which leads to greater self-awareness and a deeper level of contentment with our surrounding environment. This reflects in the practice of Yoga, where the synchronisation of the movement of breath
with the movement of the body is essential to maximising the benefits gained.
Why should you learn Yoga form a qualified instructor only?
For maximum benefit, Yoga must be applied to each person individually, keeping in mind
the physical and mental situation which is personal to them. A qualified trainer will beable to gauge the nature and preparedness of a student and provide them with a customised routine from which they can begin seeing benefits almost immediately. Furthermore, they will have the necessary experience
needed to guide students through any difficulties they might experience during the course of their practice. It is inadvisable to learn from teachers lacking these qualifications as, not only will they be unable to provide the full benefits of the practice, there is a risk of injury to practitioners due to the practice of strenuous postures for which the student is not prepared.