Yoga is an Indian physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline. The word Yoga means “to join or yoke together,” and it brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience. Yoga is Freedom, love, pure, radiant and unobstructed joy. It is pure awareness, wide-awake and clear. The whole system of Yoga is built on three main structures: exercise, breathing, and meditation.
The techniques of yoga are merely ways of keeping the attention focused and present with whatever is occurring. They are based on connections between patterns of thought, the emotions, the breathing, the posture and the general physiology of the body. Through yoga we can cultivate these feedback systems between the body, the breath, the senses and the thoughts. The body itself then becomes the ground for enlightenment.
Types of Rasa Yoga
Hatha Yoga: The physical movements and postures, plus breathing techniques. This is what most people associate with Yoga practice.
Yoga Sculpt is a class that incorporates hand weights and high-intensity cardio bursts for a maximum calorie burning effect. Yoga Sculpt also incorporates cardio exercises to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. And of course, there’s always a challenging core workout mixed in.
Wheel Yoga is a class that combines the use of a yoga wheel with traditional asanas. Designed to open up areas that are typically tight due to modern-day living – the yoga wheel expands the chest and shoulders, stretches the hip flexors and rejuvenates the spine.