I often say yoga is a real life skill. This is because, correctly taught in all its aspects, your weekly yoga class should bring –
strength and flexibility to the body
help to develop good breathing
give experience of, and teach, methods for mind and body relaxation
give guidance for settling the chitta/mind stuff in order to achieve mental quietness and a sense of inner peace. To conserve the body’s energy through stillness and meditation is a true gift for our overall health and wellbeing.
plus looking at aspects of yoga philosophy through the Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita gives pointers to our awareness of learning to live proactively and not reactively. This is a very interesting and useful understanding to have in life and develops through reading, study and application.
June Mitchell, CYS Course Director