Yoga

At SankalpaYogi you can follow yoga classes in group setting or one to one with a teacher. We also offer yoga workshops, training and courses for deepening your knowledge and experience. We offer yoga for adults and children. Check out our site for our schedule, the styles of yoga and lots of more information. 

When we hear the word yoga we often think of postures and then most of us even getting into impossible postures. It is true that yoga is amongst others practising postures, but is much more than that. In fact yoga is a set of methods or a lifestyle to live happy and healthy, whilst we constantly look to find balance between body and mind. It is definitely not a religion. The word yoga is sanskrit for binding or uniting. This is what we are looking for: uniting body and mind. The practise of postures to keep te body healthy, strong and flexible is just one of eight parts or limbs of yoga. The eight limbs of yoga are:

  1. Yamas – 5 moral restraints. How to deal with your environment and those around you.
  2. Niyamas  – 5 observances on how to deal with your self or treat yourself.
  3. Asana – postures. positions of the body, connecting the body and mind to create strength, flexibility, balance and focus.
  4. Pranayama – mindful breathing. control of the breath and life energy.
  5. Pratyahara – turning inward. withdrawal of the senses to the mind.
  6. Dharana – concentration. Focus and attention.
  7. Dhyana – meditation. Observation and reflection.
  8. Samadhi – pure bliss, spiritual illumination.

On the internet you can find a lot about the 8 limbs of yoga. This is nice article to read:  http://www.yogajournal.com/article/beginners/the-eight-limbs/

In the yoga trainings we offer we cover this topic of the 8 limbs in more detail and in our classes we make our students aware that it is more than just practising postures.