WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOGA?

What is Yoga?
The word yoga stems from a Sanskrit verb root ‘yuj’, which means to ‘yoke’ or ‘connect’. What are we connecting? Body with mind, mind with body, body and mind with soul. Yoga is a philosophy, not a religion, and can be practiced in a complementary fashion by persons of any faith or devotion.

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What are the Benefits and Rewards of Āsana Practice?
Āsanas are the poses of yoga. The poses and sequences of poses, work on all aspects of the body and mind. Anyone can start yoga and begin to reap it’s rewards, increased flexibility and strength, a calm, clear mind. The organic systems of the body are supported , made healthy and cleansed. The important part is just to start from exactly where you are. The get on your mat and to begin to listen to your body and your breath.



LINKS

The official Iyengar Yoga Website in SA
The official Iyengar Website, worldwide
Magazine Resource - for all things yoga and life, on and off the mat

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Yoga the Iyengar Way by Silva Mehta
Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
Light on the Yoga Sutras by BKS Iyengar
Light on Life by BKS Iyengar
A Life Worth Breathing by Max Strom
Centered Yoga of Dona Holleman by Dona Holleman, currently unavailable… :(
The Mirror of Yoga: Awakening the Intelligence of Body and Mindby Richard Freeman
Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living by Donna Farhi
Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater