Yoga Asana

What comes to mind first when someone mentions the word yoga? A picture of someone twisted up like a pretzel on a yoga mat? While yoga can be a challenging activity, it goes far beyond the physical. Yoga not only involves the body, but the mind and spirit as well.

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Yoga is a Vedic system of philosophies, principles and practices that originated in India and the Himalayas more than 2,500 years ago.

Yoga facilitates union of the body, breath and mind, and ultimately union with the Divine (Samadhi). Yoga cultivates internal peacefulness, self-awareness, higher consciousness, health and happiness. The ultimate goal of yoga is to still the changing mind and realise a permanent state of peace, or liberation (moksha).

Your physical yoga practice (Asana or Hatha Yoga) is one of the eight major yogic limbs in the path to Samadhi. There are many Hatha Yoga styles, such as Bikram, Iyengar and Ashtanga, which have become increasingly popular in Western Society.

Alex specialises in general Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga yoga and pre-natal/post-natal yoga. Ashtanga Yoga is a flowing (vinyasa) style that combines a classical sequencing helps invigorate the system for cleaning and purifying through self generated internal heat.

Alex also provides teachings on the other limbs of yoga – see yoga philosophy.
Alex Karaji - Yoga 2