Why practise yoga?

"The practise of yogasana for the sake of health, to keep fit, or to maintain flexibility is the external practice of yoga. While this is a legitimate place to begin, it is not the end,” says B.K.S. Iyengar. 

Regular practise increases suppleness, strength and stamina, improves posture and concentration and quietens the mind to promote well-being.

Yoga practise both relaxes and energises the body and mind and brings vitality, flexibility, strength, concentration, self-confidence and mental calm.

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Practising Yoga helps you overcome and prevent many stresses, strains, aches and pains. It promotes a firm foundation for health and well-being.
Yoga is not simply an exercise in stretching, it is a philosophy of life that teaches the individual how to achieve a calm mind, which in turn helps to channel energy throughout the body. The therapeutic effects can benefit anyone, regardless of age, beliefs, disposition, and physical capabilities, with results ranging from the positive to the truly remarkable.

These therapeutic effects are particularly relevant today with the ever-increasing pace of modern life. ln today's hectic world, with its many and varied demands, yoga acts as a relaxing balm, counterbalancing frantic lifestyles by quieting the mind and allowing individuals to slow down and to savor and live in the present moment.