Yoga is an ancient practice that brings the body, mind and spirit into union. It is this aspect of yoga that sets it apart from other forms of ‘exercise’.
“Yoga brings gifts from your very first day. These benefits can be experienced even by raw beginners, who feel something beginning to happen at a deep level in their bodies, in their minds, and even in their souls “BKS Iyengar
Yoga brings health and vitality to the body through the practice of sequences of asanas or postures. These asanas lengthen and strengthen the muscles, improve joint flexibility, tones the body and improves your posture and balance.
The emphasis on the breath during postures helps improve your stamina. Yogic breathing is in itself meditative and helps bring your mind into union with your physical practice. The mental and emotional benefits of yoga include improved clarity, concentration and mental stamina. We learn how to release tension, and our impatience and egotism gently unravel as we surrender into a posture.
Yoga can be practiced by people young and old, persons fit and flexible and especially those who consider themselves unfit and not flexible. Come as you are and you will discover the benefits of yoga. You will learn to work with your limitations and move beyond them.
In the words of the great yoga master Mr. BKS Iyengar`by persistent and sustained practice anyone and everyone can make the yoga journey …’
Our yoga classes are suitable for students new to yoga and experienced practitioners.
Please approach your yoga practice in the spirit of ahimsa (nonviolence, non-harmfulness). Yoga is non-competitive. Be mindful of your body’s limitations. Each day is different and you may not be able to achieve a posture today that you performed last week. Being mindful will help you prevent unnecessary injuries.
“… yoga inspired me to partake in the joy and nobility of life, which I carried to many thousands of people without consideration of religion, caste, gender or nationality. I am so grateful for what yoga has made of my life that I have always sought to share it.” BKS Iyengar
It is in this spirit that we at the Durban Yoga Shala bring our yoga teaching to you.
Feel free to join one of our holistic Yoga classes