What is yoga

Yoga has been practiced for at least 5,000 years as a means to both physiological and spiritual mastery. Originally from India, yoga is today practiced throughout the world by people seeking to understand their body, gain greater control over their mind and to improve their flexibility and strength.

Yoga is actually one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy which focuses on meditation as a path to self-knowledge and liberation. The deep connection between mind and body that can be attained through yoga is what attracts millions of people to regular yogic practice.

Ashtanga yoga

What is yogaAshtanga yoga is the method in which Sophia is trained and certified. It is a form of hatha yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India.

Ashtanga synchronises the breath with a progressive series of postures. This process produces intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.

This method of yoga works your body more than any other. Anyone who assumes that yoga is just about stretching should try Ashtanga and feel for themselves how intense yoga can be!

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