Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India and has been around for over 5,000 years. It is a holistic system of physical, mental, and spiritual development that includes a wide range of techniques such as physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation.
Benefits of Yoga
Physical fitness: yoga can improve flexibility, strength, balance, and overall physical fitness.
Mental health: yoga can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and improve overall well-being and sense of calm.
Spiritual development: yoga can help to develop inner peace, self-awareness, and connection to a higher power.
Improved flexibility: yoga poses (asanas) are designed to stretch and strengthen the body, which can increase flexibility over time.
Balance and stability: yoga poses that require balance can improve balance and stability, which can reduce the risk of falls.
Cardiovascular fitness: some styles of yoga, such as vinyasa, power yoga, and ashtanga, can be quite vigorous and provide a cardio workout.
Low impact: yoga is a low-impact form of exercise, which makes it a great option for people who have joint pain or injuries.
Some popular styles of yoga include:
Hatha: a traditional style that emphasizes physical postures and breathing exercises
Vinyasa: a dynamic style that links movement with breath
Iyengar: a style that emphasizes proper alignment and use of props such as blocks and straps
Bikram: a style that is practiced in a heated room and includes a set sequence of 26 postures
Kundalini: a style that focuses on the awakening of the kundalini energy through breath work, meditation, and mantras
Yoga is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, and we practice safely at Kratos studios through the guidance of our experienced yoga instructors