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Let's shatter some yoga myths!

There are many ways to define and explain yoga, but in this post I want to focus on what yoga is not. Let's shatter some yoga myths: "Yoga is a religion" - Yoga is a thousands year old discipline. Even though it originates from India, one doesn't have to be a Hindu to practice yoga. You can be of any religion, or no religion for that matter, and still be a yogi. It doesn't matter to what form of divinity you pray to, or what your beliefs are, it is more about showing kindness

Asana of the week: Tree (Vriksasana)

Stand upright with feet together and arms on the sides Focus your eyes on a fixed point in front of you Bend the right leg and place the sole of the foot on the inside of your left thigh Bring hands in prayer position in front of the chest When your balanced,inhale and bring the arms over your head Hold pose for a few seconds and breathe normally Exhale and release the arms Release the foot Repeat for the left side :)Yogi pro tip: When balancing on one leg, imagine the foot b

Asana of the week: Triangle ( Trikonasana)

Stand upright Bring your feet a little more than shoulder width apart Turn the right foot to the right side Inhale and stretch your arms sideways, raised at shoulder level Exhale and bend your body to the right, keeping arms in line: right hand on the right leg, arms in line, left hand up ( You can also slightly bend the right knee) Look up at the left hand Hold pose for a few seconds, breathe normal Inhale and return to standing position, with arms still stretched in a strai

Why Yoga?

Yoga considers the body as the vehicle of the soul in its journey to perfection. Yogic exercises - asanas- are designed to develop not only the body, but also mental and spiritual capacities. Other physical exercises usually promote violent movements of the muscles, whereas asanas are practiced slowly and synced with breathing. Muscle development doesn't necessarily mean a healthy body, health is also related to the proper functioning of all the organs and a control of the mi