BENEFITS OF YOGA
Practising yoga helps overcome the stresses and strains of modern life. It brings vitality, flexibility, strength, concentration, self-confidence and mental calm, promoting a firm foundation for health and well being. Iyengar yoga has been described as meditation in action. Practising the yoga postures with awareness has an integrating effect and works to harmonise mind and body.
“The practice 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.
“Even in simple asanas, one is experiencing the three levels of quest: the external quest, which brings firmness of the body; the internal quest, which brings steadiness of intelligence; and the innermost quest, which brings benevolence of spirit”.