Yogic techniques are used for internal cleansing, energizing the entire system and retarding old age
Yoga Classes in Goa makes you glow,tones your body,energize your entire system,de-stresses,alleviates pain,addresses physiological remedies and retards old age.The eight parts of the science include (1) yama and (2) niyama - or disciplines which aid in purification and strengthening the individual;(3) asanas - physical postures for agility,suppleness and health. (4) pranayama - breath controlling techniques,and the four different steps in learning dhyanam or meditation.
In the 21st century, a spiritual heritage is being re-claimed, of which Yoga is very much a part. While yoga's central theme remains the highest goal of the spiritual path, Yogic practices give direct and tangible benefits to everyone regardless of their spiritual aims.
Physical and mental cleansing and strengthening is one of Yoga's most important achievements. What makes it so powerful and effective is the fact that it works on the holistic principles of harmony and unification.
According to medical scientists, Yoga therapy is successful because of the balance created in the nervous and endocrine systems which directly influences all the other systems and organs of the body.
For most people in the 21th century, Yoga is a means of maintaining health and well-being in an increasingly stressful society. Asanas remove the physical discomfort accumulated during a day at the office sitting in a chair, hunched over a desk. Relaxation techniques help to keep mental equanimity in an environment where work hours are increasing . In an age of mobile phones, beepers and twenty-four hour shopping, yogic practices make great personal and even business sense.
Beyond the needs of individuals, the underlying principles of Yoga provide a real tool to combat social malaise. At a time when the world seems to be at a loss, rejecting past values of equanimity, personal discipline & spirituality, Yoga provides a means for people to find their own way of connecting with their true selves. Through this connection with their real selves, it is possible for people to manifest harmony in their personal lives, as well as the environment.
In this respect, Yoga is far from simply being a physical form of workout. It is an aid to establishing a new perception of what is real, what is necessary, and how to become established in a way of life which embraces both inner and outer realities.
This way of life is an experience which cannot be understood intellectually and will only become living knowledge through practice and experience, which Yogic techniques will give.
Yoga means union
Yoga is an ancient science that deals with the link between the body and the mind, the physical and the metaphysical, the self and the universal. It teaches you the art of mind control, physical fitness, and mental & emotional equipoise. This is done through techniques that enhance energy flow and cleanse the system, thus ridding ,both, the body and the mind of toxins that lead to fatigue, stress and disease.
Asanas are physical postures that work on the internal machinery of the whole body. The internal organs are massaged through these various postures and are stimulated, thereby functioning more efficiently. As yoga postures are always practiced with deep breathing, they also help to relax, increase concentration skills and develop mental equi-poise.
Pranayama is that branch of yoga which deals with the science of breath, and its control. Prana, or vital air in the body of the individual is a part of universal air. The regulation of breath helps the yogi to regulate and steady the mind. Pranayama or yogic breathing directly affects the blood circulatory system, the endocrine system and the nervous system. All diseases of the body can be destroyed at the root by controlling and regulating prana.
Mind is the product of thoughts which are difficult to restrain for they are subtle and fickle. A thought that is well guarded by a controlled mind brings peace of mind and happiness. Dhyan or meditation is that branch of yoga that deals with the art of learning how the mind works and thus how one can control it, rather than be controlled by it.
Kriyas are internal and external yogic techniques using Mudras (acupressure points), Bandhas (internal muscular movements) and cleansing exercises (Rete or Nasal cleansing, Dhanti etc..) that service & overhaul the body machinery and re-energizing the whole system.