What is that anyway?
The word yoga comes from Sanskrit and means ‘unity’ or ‘to bring together’.
Sanskrit has its origins in India and originated more than 4,000 years ago. It was a way to reach a deeper state of meditation.
Something has changed in 4,000 years. Today yoga is mainly intended to find the unity of body and mind.
You achieve this with a combination of breathing, physical exercise and concentration. The image that the Dutch used to have about yoga was quite vague.
Sitting on the floor in a not so comfortable position with swinging music. But it is much more than that and nowadays yoga is practiced more and more to become more flexible but also to find more relaxation in body and mind.
yoga classes Asanas
Yoga leert ons om lichaam, geest en ons bewustzijn met elkaar in balans te brengen. Asana’s is Sanskriet en betekent oefeningen en de oefeningen geven kracht en energie en zorgen voor een algeheel prettig gevoel van ontspanning. Juist in de drukte van alledag is het een goede manier om rust en ontspanning te vinden. Daarom is yoga vandaag de dag ook steeds populairder aan het worden en vinden steeds meer mensen hun rust en ontspanning in yoga.
Getting back in balance
Many people practice yoga to lower their stress after all the hustle and bustle of the day.
It has a relaxing effect and provides balance in body and mind. By practicing yoga you bring change in your body but also in your mind.
It also changes your emotions. The exercise has a positive effect on your mood, body and of course your flexibility.
In short, you ensure that you look better in your skin again. Work on your body but also work on your relaxation. Who doesn’t want this now?
People often have the idea that you have to be very flexible and that you have to be able to do all kinds of complicated poses. But yoga is for everyone, so you can participate even without experience or even if you are very stiff. Every body is different and in yoga it is important to listen to your own body. You decide how far or how deep you want to go in a pose and what you want to get out of it. By practicing yoga you will eventually notice that you can go a little deeper and become more flexible. Experience yourself? try a trial lesson at the flower of life, look here for more information.
Which yoga style actually suits you best? Since the inception of yoga, many different new forms of yoga have emerged. And every style has its own starting point. So there is something for everyone. When you start with yoga, it is therefore good to first see which yoga style suits you best. A more active form such as ashtanga, vinyasa or hatha or a calmer form such as yin, restorative or nidra. We have listed most yoga styles here.