YOGA: A PATH OF ETHNIC AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Practicing Pranayama or breathing techniques, Asanas (positions) and entering the energetic understanding of our body through direct experience ... feeling this mysterious energy that we hear so much about flowing within us. It is truly a beautiful and strong feeling, it tones the body, balances the emotions and calms the continuous flow of the mind.

“Yoga citta-vritti nirodhah” “Yoga calms the fluctuations of the mind”. The Yoga tradition tells us that there are about 72,000 Nadis (energy channels) in a body. Learning to free these channels is a great cure-all! It helps to balance the 7 energy centers of our body called Chakras for which it stimulates well-being in all planes of our existence.

MINDBLOWING

VINYASA

CHAKRA

YIN

PRENATAL

POSTNATAL

ANTALGIC

DETOX

ANTISTRESS

FOR ELDERLY

RESTORATIVE

NADA (MUSIC)

NATURE

Easy Mind Yoga

The postpartum phase is very delicate: the woman finds herself having to rebalance the whole hormonal system that sustained the 9 months of pregnancy. At the level

The benefits of yoga against postpartum depression

Yoga practice will help the new mom from two points of view:

  1. Physical : The body will slowly return to being solid and supple and the aches will tend to decrease.

  2. Psychological : the yoga lesson can be considered as a small parenthesis in which the woman gets in touch with herself , with her own intimate, in a completely personal way; it is an opportunity that can be used to recharge the internal batteries and to find a stable center of balance for oneself and one's child. Yoga also helps to prevent unpleasant depressive or otherwise common states of postpartum loss.

The birth of a child represents an event as natural as it is shocking: giving birth to a new life is a miracle that has been happening for millions of years and yet it does not cease to overwhelm us with its power.

The baby's early life is very delicate for the woman who finds herself catapulted into a completely new world, full of conflicting emotions and responsibilities. In fact, just as a new baby was born, a mother was born who will step into this important and complex role preferably without internal or external pressure. This period of adaptation is experienced in very different ways from woman to woman, but it is rather frequent to stumble in states of melancholy or sadness due to multiple reasons of a hormonal and social nature .

The difficulties of the woman after childbirth and the role of yoga

In this context of greater acceptance, the woman would find more resources to devote to herself, to recompose herself from a physical and mental point of view. Yoga would thus represent an ideal activity , gentle and profound at the same time, which can be practiced, generally, without contraindications.

 
 

Vinyasa yoga is a yogic practice that combines breathing with every movement. It is characterized by the fluidity of movements and the development of transitions always coordinated with inspiration and expiration exercises. It is a fun and relaxing activity, but also you will break a sweat. In its most modern version it can resemble a fitness activity. However, the inhalation and exhalation exercises that accompany each movement make it unique.

The Sanskrit term vinyasa can literally be translated as 'special positioning'. It tends to be defined as a modern practice that combines the continuous movement of the body with the breath . The English term flow, or flow, distinguishes the dynamic style of this form of yoga. Flow is spoken about the passage from one position to another and the various movements always accompanied by breathing. Therefore vinyasa is a fluid and elegant practice, suitable for those who prefer a more athletic and energetic style . Through the asana sequences, the exercise as a whole becomes fluid, dynamically linking the various positions. This discipline derives from Ashtanga yoga and is distinguished from the more classic and traditional type of hatha yoga. The latter , although still based on asanas and breathing, is decidedly more static and suitable for all age groups and physical conditions. A common point, for example, is the 'greeting to the sun'. It is a sequence of positions common to the more traditional styles of yoga and also the basis of vinyasa. Yoga vinyasa flow: is a modern yoga practice ideal for those who love a more dynamic style.

 

The Benefits:

 

Like the other practices of this discipline, vinyasa allows to obtain numerous benefits for psychophysical health. In particular, those who practice it can increase their muscle strength and physical endurance, along with flexibility. For this reason it can also be recommended to athletes who aim to improve competitive performance . Like other types of yoga, it helps to increase concentration and to learn how to reduce or manage stress Even the vinyasa, in fact, focuses heavily on the inhalation and exhalation exercises that allow you to control both the mind and the body .

In addition, this activity also allows you to perfect your balance and, unlike other more 'static' styles, it helps you lose weight and keep fit.

Contraindications The dynamic and energetic aspect of vinyasa make it a particular practice and not suitable for everyone. In order to be performed without taking any risk, flexibility, strength and muscular endurance are required. These are skills that can be improved and perfected gradually but require time and exercise .

We offer 2 types of these classes, Beginners and Intermediates. In both we use elements of Vinyasana Yoga, Power Yoga, Hata Yoga, Dhyana Yoga, focused on opening the great Nadis or central channels where Prana flows, also called Vital energy or Vitality. This makes the classes definitely revitalizing. They are themed classes to help the Yoga student to enter more deeply into the practice.

Vinyasa Yoga

 

Centers of physical and subtle energy and how through yoga they are activated for a deep psychophysical regeneration.

The practice of yoga has the characteristic of acting on the chakras, physical and subtle plexuses of our being, ulcers that if rebalanced and activated determine the well-being of our mental, emotional and physical energy.

Chakra is a Sanskrit word that can be translated as a circle, wheel or vortex. The one noted that they are often imagined and thought of as abstract energy centers, this is partly true, but they also correspond to very specific physical plexuses, particularly rich in nerve connections and corresponding to vital organs.

Unlike any other type of physical activity, yoga is characterized by particular positions that remain in the stillness called asanas, which in fact means to stay. These positions allow not only an external, muscular and postural action, but also an internal action that stimulates and regenerates the vital and energetic functions of the body at a very deep level. Depending on the position you take, the breath moves within the body concentrating in different plexuses, which is possible precisely because the positions are maintained. The time of this maintenance is dictated by the abilities and limits of those who practice and the right duration corresponds to an activation that does not become fatigue and that does not accelerate the heartbeat or the breath.

In our body there are innumerable chakras that correspond to intersection points of nadis, subtle channels of energy that pass through us, which in traditional Chinese medicine are called meridians.

There are seven main centers distributed along the spine seven raja chakras, the "royal" chakras.

Each of these seven centers corresponds to an element and physical, mental and emotional potential that can be awakened through the practice of specific positions.

In a similar but different way, each of these vital elements and centers contain resources and potential that through the specific practices that yoga offers are awakened and rebalanced.

The topic is broad and indispensable to fully understand the meaning of the practice that yoga offers, how to awaken unexpected energy and resources and understand the position and the benefits of the asanas even more in depth.

Balancing the chakras is one of the purposes of all Yoga. One face of Shiva is Ardhanarishwara, who is represented as Shakti, the Divine Feminine (the left part of the body) and Shiva, the primordial Masculine (the right part of the body). This representation is a beautiful and poetic metaphor that describes the union of polarities that is obtained through Yoga practice. It is also said that while Shakti lives in the Muladhara root, Shiva lives in the crown, Saharara, as awareness. By practicing Yoga Chakras to rebalance the flow of Energy through the chakra system, we bring these two Cosmic Energies together.

Practicing Chakra Yoga gives us many benefits, we become more aware of our energy set up, of the blocks that limit the energy flow and we have a powerful tool to radically transform everything. Since vital energy is distributed through the system of chakras, rebalancing them opens up a new vision of who we are and of life. It can be an adjuvant to solve both physical and emotional problems that recur against us.

This powerful practice has its roots in Tantric Yoga, a complex philosophical system and Yoga practice that recognizes the body as a precious vehicle in the development of Self-awareness ... you will observe a radical change, which you will be pleasantly surprised by!

Chakra Yoga

 

To understand Yin Yoga it is important to know the concepts of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang are two opposite and complementary forces, which are present in nature, but also in our body and mind. Yin, female energy, represents slowness, softness, passivity and cold and is associated with water, earth, moon and night. Yang, on the other hand, is male energy, it represents fast, hard, activity and heat and is associated with fire, sun and day. Although these concepts are opposite, they are complementary and should always be in balance and harmony . In yoga it is possible to see this difference in the practice of asanas. Some positions are passive and activate Yin, others are more dynamic and activate Yang.

History of Yin Yoga:

Yin Yoga is not a new practice, as it has its roots in the ancient practice of yoga. This style was introduced to the West in the 70s by Paulie Zink, a martial arts champion and Taoism teacher. He created Yin Yang yoga lessons, bringing together different asanas and disciplines: Hatha Yoga, Taoism and other practices that he developed himself. This style took the name of 'Yin Yoga'. Paul Grilley, a Zink disciple, began to modify Yin Yoga, using his knowledge of anatomy and Chinese medicine. Subsequently, a Grilley student , Sarah Powers, developed Yin Yoga even more, using her knowledge of meridian systems and created sequences of Yin Yoga to stimulate the energy flowing in the energy channels and to bring attention to breathing.

In Zink's original Yin Yoga, there are both qualities: activity and passivity. It offers a combination of Yin and Yang. Grilley and Powers instead developed this style giving much more importance to the passive part. Most of the positions are performed sitting or lying down and are held for a long time. This is Yin Yoga as we know it today.

These classes are very sweet, soft, but definitely and surprisingly very effective. They are suitable both for those who want to practice a "different" Yoga and for beginners. They can be of great help in unbalancing phases of life. The benefits are manifold , at all levels; It is a way of practicing Yoga that has developed to contrast the rhythms more and more   accelerated and unsustainable by the society based on materialism. As in Restorative Yoga, the benefits of this practice have been a source of study in various institutes, especially in the USA. Yin Yoga is a style of yoga that has become incredibly popular. During the practice of Yin Yoga, the positions are held for a rather long time which generally ranges from 3 to 5 or more minutes. When holding a position for such a long period of time, the deep tissues of the body such as tendons, fascia, ligaments and other connective tissues are stretched . This mode mainly increases flexibility and improves circulation in the joints and in some other body tissues. During Yin Yoga, specific sequences are used to stimulate particular energy channels, these channels also called meridians in Chinese medicine, are instead called nadis in India. During the practice of Yin Yoga one tries to maintain attention within the body and a meditative state. The teacher can choose to guide students into an even deeper meditative state by using what are called "Dharma talks". The latter are monologues on the body, positions or nadis. The teacher can also share stories about Buddhism or their own personal experiences and knowledge.

Yin Yoga

 

Why is it important to do Prepared Yoga?

Pregnancy is a MAGIC moment ... fertility has always been an object of worship and veneration. Temples and rituals dedicated to this are found in the history of all the peoples who have succeeded each other on this beautiful Planet Earth. Today however, with the prevalence of analytical and mental science, pregnancy is often reduced to a series of checks, analyzes and cases. Among the patients of the hospitals, women with a big belly are wavering, waiting for tests and ultrasounds. This is perfectly right, but it is necessary to balance and dedicate moments in places and with Practices, where the Woman finds the magical and sacred Space of the moment she is experiencing, she learns to listen and listen to her own child. We will use non-verbal communication and elements of Ayurveda and pregnancy to give other tools to make the woman co-creator with her changing body! On a physical level, various scientific researches, also supported by the prestigious Mayo Clinic , have confirmed that the practice of yoga is safe and full of positive effects for both women and their children .

Prepared Yoga can help you:

Improve balance (physical and mental) : with the natural evolution of pregnancy and the increase in the volume of the belly, your balance point will also change. Over the months, yoga practice will help you maintain correct posture and good physical balance. In addition, through yogic breathing exercises ( pranayama ) , you can more easily regulate your emotional balance: by relaxing and breathing with awareness, you will pay more attention to the signals sent by your body and you will better connect with yourself and your baby. Thanks to deep and calm inspirations your parasympathetic system will be activated which will help you regulate blood pressure and heart rate, improve digestion and night rest and strengthen your immune system.

Activate blood and lymphatic circulation , thus helping to reduce swelling and heaviness in the legs.

Reduce the symptoms that often accompany pregnancy such as tiredness, lower back pain, nausea, constipation, headache and difficulty breathing.

Increase strength, flexibility and muscular endurance , useful for labor and delivery

Reduce anxiety and stress : when you are afraid or in pain your body produces adrenaline, which causes a reduction in the blood of oxytocin (the hormone that helps to advance labor towards childbirth). The practice of pranayama, calming the body and mind, reduces the factors that lead your body to produce adrenaline, helping you during the difficult moments of childbirth, as confirmed by numerous studies in this regard

Pre-Birth Yoga

 

Postpartum Yoga ...

The postpartum phase is very delicate: the woman finds herself having to rebalance the whole hormonal system that sustained the 9 months of pregnancy. At the level

The benefits of yoga against postpartum depression

Yoga practice will help the new mom from two points of view:

  1. Physical : The body will slowly return to being solid and supple and the aches will tend to decrease.

  2. Psychological : the yoga lesson can be considered as a small parenthesis in which the woman gets in touch with herself , with her own intimate, in a completely personal way; it is an opportunity that can be used to recharge the internal batteries and to find a stable center of balance for oneself and one's child. Yoga also helps to prevent unpleasant depressive or otherwise common states of postpartum loss.

The birth of a child represents an event as natural as it is shocking: giving birth to a new life is a miracle that has been happening for millions of years and yet it does not cease to overwhelm us with its power.

The baby's early life is very delicate for the woman who finds herself catapulted into a completely new world, full of conflicting emotions and responsibilities. In fact, just as a new baby was born, a mother was born who will step into this important and complex role preferably without internal or external pressure. This period of adaptation is experienced in very different ways from woman to woman, but it is rather frequent to stumble in states of melancholy or sadness due to multiple reasons of a hormonal and social nature .

The difficulties of the woman after childbirth and the role of yoga

In this context of greater acceptance, the woman would find more resources to devote to herself, to recompose herself from a physical and mental point of view. Yoga would thus represent an ideal activity , gentle and profound at the same time, which can be practiced, generally, without contraindications.

 

A class dedicated to relieving back pain and sciatica . This practice is an effective holistic technique, its benefits have been studied and proven by various universities and research institutes, especially in the USA, where yoga practice has become almost a must and is now widespread. The proposed sequences help to strengthen the postural muscles responsible for supporting the spine, they also stimulate a regenerative process in the intervertebral discs, helping them to restore their correct functionality.

Antalgic Yoga ...

 

A practice aimed at detoxifying the body , acting mainly on the liver and kidneys. It is a fairly intense practice that has important, purifying and draining effects . It is indicated for those who often have problems in the abdominal area and for those who want to detoxify the body. We will use elements of Vinyasana Yoga Flow, Hata Yoga, Power Y oga, Pranayama.

Yoga Detox ...

 

A practice dedicated to restoring the natural flow of bio-electric energy through the brain and nerves. These classes help us have the experience   direct of the energetic flow that animates every biological form and to feel how we can learn to live by staying in that flow ... Both the body and the nervous system find a great benefit The classes are a real path .. They include a good Pranayama practice , Meditations and Visualizations and sequence of gradual and fluid Asana

Yoga Anti Stress ...

 

Let's do Yoga in a chair ..

Giving everyone a better quality of life free from pain

"yoga soft"

Yoga poses help to remove stiffness that increases with age, stimulate vitality, the desire to feel good , giving a better quality of life. One of the extraordinary things about practicing yoga is that yoga strengthens all the different areas of the body: heart, lungs, muscles, joints and nervous system. It improves the digestive system and helps psychological well-being .

Yoga for Seniors ...

 

What is restorative yoga

It is a modern style that originates from Hatha yoga, and its evident feature is the great use of supports (blankets, cushions, bricks, belts, chairs, eye cushions), born to facilitate the practice on indications of the Indian master bks iyengar.

In the 1980s his student Judith Hanson Lasater began using braces to remove strain and strain in performing positions, allowing them to be kept for a long time.

From the 2000s, Bo Forbes, psychotherapist and vinyasa yoga teacher, began to deepen the neuro-scientific value of restorative yoga.

How to practice restorative yoga:

In the large amount of supports, known positions such as balasana (the child), ardha viparita karani, (the upside down attitude) performed with the support of the chair, and supta baddha konasana (the reclining cobbler) can be recognized. Restorative yoga offers around fifty supported asanas, and the queen is certainly Shavasana, the "official" position for relaxation , provided in many variations, to give different benefits.

In a restorative yoga class, only three, four asanas are practiced for very long. There will also be moments of listening to oneself, one's physical tensions and the activity of one's mind , especially at the beginning and end of the lesson.

The practice of Restorative Yoga is very very relaxing. It is really the Yoga of not doing ... that cures doing too daily, cures it by bringing balance to the depths of our neurovegetative nervous system . It is a profound and very sweet practice that has enormous benefits. Body and mind find the communication that often in many of us is really blocked. Furthermore, the practice of self-support or self-care is an important step, which changes our attitude towards ourselves . The easy positions, with the help of "props", supports, create a natural opening ... which allows us to refresh our patterns, download and let the accumulated tensions flow away , bringing us back to Zero Point.

Restorative Yoga ...

 

The Class begins with a Bath of Harmonic Sounds, The sound literally cleans and harmonizes the various energy planes that make up each of us: the physical plane, the emotional plane and the mental plane, helping us   to reconnect with the plane of the Soul and thus feel one, in Harmony and Balance. A very particular Yoga practice follows that uses the power of Sound . After the practice, in relaxation, you receive another Harmonic Vibration Bath! The practice of Nada Yoga is very ancient , has a powerful efficacy, and is suitable for those who practice Yoga and beginners.

Nada Yoga ...

 
 

Nature Yoga ...

Practicing Yoga in energetic places in Nature is truly exciting. We are fortunate to have beautiful places around us ... so why not take advantage? You will always receive the invitations on time with the dates and any chosen location.    

I conclude by remembering that every Yoga practice has really many benefits; first of all Yoga calms the fluctuations of the mind, so it brings us back to Here and Now, to ourselves, to feel the body and the flows of energy and liquids that flow continuously in each of us. It helps us to rediscover love for oneself, not narcissism, but true love, respect and gratitude ...

Learning to listen to us also helps us to perceive our goals more clearly.

On a physical level, Yoga reshapes the body, tones the muscles, facilitates the elimination of excess fluids, strengthens the immune system, improves circulation, opens the respiratory tract and deeply stimulates the internal organs.