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What is Yoga? - Holistic Life-Θρακομακεδόνες Aχαρναί - Μενίδι - Yoga, Pilates

What is Yoga?

“Yoga is one of the oldest sciences for body and spirit”

Yoga is an amazing tool for exercising body and mind at the same time. It comes from India and goes back over five thousand years. Yoga is actually a spiritual science of self-realisation. Its methods include ethical disciplines, physical postures, breath control, as well as meditation.

In its 5000 years of existence, yoga has undergone changes and transformations to serve different needs, but the core of its philosophy remains intact. The Indian sage Pantajali, in his Yoga sutras defines yoga as the control of the activities  of the mind. In other words, Yoga promotes mind and body control to enhance well-being.

There are now hundreds of researches focusing on the relationship between exercising with the yoga method and the help or prevention of major health problems. Some of the ailments or health problems that we have strong indications Yoga relieves or cure are :

  • Stress & depression
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Lack of balance
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Lack of energy and fatigue in cancer patients
  • Heart diseases
  • Chronic cervical pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Respiratory probems
  • Gastroesophageal reflex syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Menopause
  • Migraines
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Pregnancy symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Worry-feet syndrome
  • Urination problems
  • Weight management

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