Saturday, 20 July, 2019
A Life Lover’s Guide to Wellness

A Life Lover’s Guide to Wellness

Ancient wisdom – Today’s fuel

Yoga, an ancient, well thought system can be used not only for healing, relaxation and general wellbeing but can help to reboot the body’s natural energetic flows too. I am often amazed at how actors, celebrities and the rest of the west have adopted yoga into their daily routines, a practice that has a history of over 4000 years when the saint Patanjali first passed on its teachings.

According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, one of the ancient texts that is the basis for the philosophy behind yoga, there are eight “limbs” (Ashtanga in Sanskrit) of yoga. Each limb relates to an aspect of achieving a healthy and fulfilling life, and each builds upon the one before it. And only one of the limbs involve yoga postures. The posture practice or asana practice is what has been adopted the world over and if you attend, it is what you will be doing in a gym or yoga studio class. A great place to start your exercise journey is with yoga. You can choose a steady, slow beginner’s practice or a more advanced fastpaced one. There is something to suit any fitness level.

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