Yoga is a philosophical teaching. A passed down tradition which can be traced back in India to 700 b.c.
Yoga deepens the breathing, brings blitheness and equanimity as well as clarity and mental presence. Furthermore Yoga can open the path toward a more conscious and balanced life. It helps to find inner sereneness and the own authenticity. Through concise practice one can identify individual possibilities and boundaries – regular practice conveys endurance, strengthens the body as well as the immune system. Gentle extensions invite the student to challenge oneself according to one’s own limitations and to relax the mind.
The essential principles of Yoga: “It is not a Religion” “Yoga adapts itself to the student and not the student to the Yoga practice” “the breathing is the focal point” but also the confrontation with the Self and the experience of equanimity and calm, breathing and movements, meditation and concentration as well as the retreat of the senses are aspects taught and relayed during the Yoga lessons.
Quoting an article published in the German magazine Focuss 22/2007:
“Especially with psychosomatic medical conditions a regular practice can improve the healing process. This is proven by numerous studies:
- a study published in February 2007 by the District Hospital Grantham (England): Yoga improves the quality of life of chronically dyspeptic patients.
- according to the American National Health Institute in 2005: regular Yoga practice relieves constant back pain
- the Duke University Medical Centre in North Carolina (2007) as well as the University of Calgary, Canada (2006) have independently researched: Breast cancer patients practicing yoga experience reduced pains and feel stronger physically and psychically – furthermore they accept their illness with more ease than a comparison group.
- Yoga reduces the level of blood sugar for diabetics
- Students increase their concentration and neuromuscular performances with Yoga, according to Suzanne Augenstein of the University Essen, Germany."