What is yoga?

What is yoga?
What is yoga?

This is usually the first question asked by people who want to start practicing yoga to get all the benefits of yoga. Yoga is a discipline, more than a sport, because it is not just about cultivating the body, but also the mind, and the soul. Yoga was born in India and is a meditation practice very common in Hinduism.

The philosophy of yoga

The yoga is not just a physical discipline limited to performing certain postures or breathing exercises. After the word yoga is a thousand-year-old philosophy that to this day shows its validity. In the Bhagavad-gita, sometimes called the “Bible” of Hinduism, there are entire chapters and multiple references to yoga, but it would be later, with the classical text Patanjali’s Yoga sutras, when the philosophy of yoga would be synthesized.

Almost three thousand years ago Sri Patanjali gave yoga practitioners Ashtanga Yoga (the yoga of the eight stages or members) also called Raja yoga. The objectives are the control of the mental alterations, the reduction of the sufferings, the development of the spirituality and the capacity to discern between the good and the bad.

Patanjali was a great teacher and founder of yoga. It is recognized in the Hindu tradition as an incarnation of Ananta-shesha (the celestial serpent) on which rests Lord Vishnu, the world’s curator. It is said that he lived in the 5th century BC; an incarnated being to help humanity. Arising from his own will, he is considered an immortal being. Patanjali was born of a great yogini named Gonika, who had devoted his life to spiritual activities. She fell in the form of a snake in the hollow of her hands while she was offering the sun a water offering. Hence, it was called Patanjali(of leg, which means “serpent” or “fallen” and anjali, which means “hands joined in prayer”). He is represented in the form of the deity with the torso of a man and the coiled tail of a serpent. Patanjali adapted to the human level, experiencing it and overcoming the sorrows and joys of human existence, the result of which is his treatise on yoga, the Yoga sutras. In these aphorisms he explains clearly and unreservedly the ways to overcome the afflictions of the body, the fluctuations and hesitations of the mind so that pure happiness can be enjoyed. Even after so many centuries, his immortal words are as attractive as they are absorbing and fresh.

What are the Yoga Sutras

The Yoga sutras are 196 aphorisms divided into four chapters. These aphorisms, which cover all aspects of life, begin with a code of conduct and end with a study of meditation, taking the mind to a state of harmony and balance. This process puts the body, mind and consciousness of the practitioner’s self in tune with the light of the soul. The Yoga sutras of Patanjali are the texts authorized and recognized by all yoga schools, and are the source of all subsequent works, such as Hatha Yoga PradipikaGheranda
 and others.

When the ideas and thought processes of the aspiring yogi become clearer, on the basis of a pure morality and a firm intellectual development is when you should begin a deep study of the Yoga sutras, and put them into practice. The complete practice of yoga (with its eight limbs or stages) protects the practitioner from the commission of unworthy, dishonest, non-spiritual, irrational and non-virtuous acts. They make you brave to face the attacks of physical and mental disturbances that hinder the path of yoga. Immunity to such problems increases, intimacy with the eternal self develops and the person becomes truly
enlightened with yoga. The grace of Patanjali and the Yoga sutras They descend on the yogi and lead him to drink completely the nectar of yoga, which is health and peace in the body, serenity in the mind and eternal happiness in the soul.

History of yoga

The yoga is a practice that is born in the East, and it takes hundreds of years to be known in Europe. The yoga (the ioga Sanskrit) refers to traditional physical and mental discipline that originated in India. The word is associated with meditation practices in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

History of yoga in the West

The West had to wait until the 60s to discover yoga. Maharishi Mahest popularized this practice focusing on meditation, while Swami Sivananda was gaining fame guru with his yogic system based on five principles: the Savasana (relaxation), Pranayama (breathing) the asanas (exercises), Dhyana (positive thoughts ) and meditation.

Since then, yoga has traveled in space and time to become a worldwide phenomenon. The techniques have evolved, but the original movements and ideals have remained. An alternative in the West against the stress and anxiety caused by the rhythm of modern life.

Types of yoga

What we know as the types of yoga are actually the nine branches of the yoga tree. All these types of yoga have the same common goal: the union of the body and the mind. Although it is true that depending on the type of yoga you practice you can strengthen some areas of your body or others, or gain more flexibility or musculature. Whatever type of yoga you decide to do, you will work on meditation and the union between the individual conscience and the universal consciousness.

The yoga that works best for you depends on your personality and your personal goals. We explain what each of these nine branches of the yoga tree consists of for you to know them, but you must bear in mind that to practice yoga you can mix and combine the different yoga postures as you see fit.

Bhakti Yoga

It is a path of adoration and devotion to God and / or a Guru. It is usually practiced in singing sessions and cultivates the relationship with the divine. Bhatki Yoga is ideal for people of emotional and sensitive nature.

The Bhakti Yoga is known as the Yoga of spiritual devotion. It is a branch of   Yoga less known and practiced. The  Bhakti Yoga is a type of yoga that is based on the doctrine of “Love is God and God is Love.” The  Bhakti Yoga is considered the Yoga of devotion, divine love and religious emotion. The Bhakti Yoga uses devotion as a means of raising consciousness and self – realization.

Classes of Bhakti Yoga

The practitioner of Bhakti Yoga considers God present in every person or being sensitive. The Bhakti Yoga seeks to awaken the love of God in us. Although Bhakti Yoga develops in Hindu culture, it can be practiced by members of other religions.

In Bhakti Yoga, no more attention is paid to Yoga postures or breaths, as it is based on acts of worship and devotion. In practice, mantras and songs are recited. 

Hatha Yoga

This type of yoga is philosophically linked to Tantra Yoga. Hatha Yoga and suno of the most popular in the West. This type of yoga uses the body as a tool to reach the exploration of oneself. Hatha Yoga is known because it is practiced through the popular Asanas (yoga postures), and aims to purify body and mind. Ideal for those who seek to reconcile good physical condition and health. 

Hatha Yoga makes reference to the type of yoga that is based on physical practices, the so-called asanas, which are positions to practice yoga. If you want to learn how to do Hatha yoga, you will do it in a gentle way, because this is how Hatha Yoga classes are usually done, especially for beginners, although the intensity will always vary according to the yoga teacher.

Hatha Yoga includes postural work focused on breathing, a final relaxation and a brief meditation practice. Hatha Yoga is ideal to enter the world of yoga, and probably because of this is the best known in the West.

Hatha Yoga styles

Ashtanga yoga

The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a variant of Hatha Yoga that is based on aerobic exercise. With this type of yoga you sweat intensely and you get a toned and slender body. The Ashtanga Yoga is a very energetic and dynamic way to practice yoga.

Ashtanga Vinyasa is a connected breathing and movement system and has a wide variety of yoga postures associated with this variation of yoga. Ashtanga also resorts to gaze and energetic blocks to achieve meditation during the practice of aerobic exercise.

In the Ashtanga Yoga classes the teacher teaches a sequence of postures to the student, and at the moment in which the latter learns the sequence becomes self-sufficient. With the Ashtanga classes you will soon notice how your flexibility has increased , which is why it is highly recommended for people suffering from back pain . However it is not a recommended yoga for people with knee pain due to the demands of the postures and the tension that is generated in the muscles.

Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar Yoga is a variation of Hatha Yoga was introduced in the West in the decade of the 60. It is recommended for those who want to improve their position or suffer some health problems specific.

To understand iyengar yoga, it is vital to know its founder, who gives this type of yoga its name. The Indian teacher BKS Iyengar has devoted his life to the study of yoga and has based his teachings on the precision of all yoga postures and on getting to do mathematically exact asanas.

Those who practice Iyengar yoga are incorporating a lot of technical details into their postures and relaxation techniques, creating 100% accurate and aligned symmetries and postures.

Therefore, your classes require a lot of concentration and only the continued practice of Iyengar Yoga can lead us to that perfection in the asanas. Breathing (Prayanama) and yoga postures is also the path to yoga meditation, according to its founding teacher. That is why Iyengar yoga is also known as meditation in movement.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga is a spiritual yoga school. This type of yoga is ideal for those who seek to orient their yoga meditation towards a higher state of consciousness.

Kundalini is the name by which the energy that lies dormant at the base of our spine is known. Kundalini Yoga seeks to light your serpent, symbol of energy. This serpent is a concentration of energies whose awakening is the root of yoga. This symbolic snake is based on the first chakra and n ormally, it is asleep. But with the yoga postures we can awaken it and d unscrew it until we reach the last chakra. In this way, we can unite body and spirit and merge all our energies.

Kundalini Yoga classes

The work during Kundalini yoga classes improves the nervous system and the performance of the glands of our body. A way to improve inside and out.

Each series of yoga exercises can be focused on working towards a specific goal, for example, stimulating the immune system, awakening the heart chakra, or practicing deep meditation.

The Kundalini Yoga often uses breathing bellows during Asana practice.

Bikram Yoga

Bikram yoga is known as hot yoga. Bikram yoga is a type of yoga that is practiced in rooms that are at a temperature between 36ºC and 42ºC. These temperatures help to eliminate toxins by sweating and stretch more. These conditions are not indicated for everyone, just as there are people who for different reasons have saunas co-contraindicated.

Bikram Yoga classes

The Bikram yoga classes consist of two breaths and a total of 24 different yoga postures, with a final relaxation exercise, to finish the series. During the practice of Bikram yoga, no supporting element is used, other than the wall if necessary.

The type of schools in which Bikram yoga is practiced is called the Indian Yoga University. These schools fit more with the type of people who seek to overcome and face new challenges. However, it is not advisable for other people who seek to relax with meditation.

Sivananda Yoga

Sivananda Yoga is a type of yoga ideal for people who seek to combine meditation and devotion, with physical exercise. Sivananda includes chants and not just postures or exercises, and is ideal for beginners to yoga because it is quite repetitive, and therefore gives you the opportunity to learn and improve, surpassing yourself. Practitioners of Sivananda yoga intensely embrace the spiritual aspects of yoga.

Sivananda Yoga Classes

All Sivananda yoga classes are composed of the same postures. In total, each session consists of 12 different postures through which each chakras receives a particular stimulus as the postures ascend progressively. Relaxation is practiced at the end of the sequence. The Sivananda Yoga emphasizes less in the alignment and more in the songs and in the respiratory works, in comparison with other schools of the Hatha Yoga.

Japa Yoga | Yoga with mantras

The Japa Yoga is known as the Yoga of meditation. It is a branch of Yoga that consists in the repetition of mantras according to certain rules. The Japa Yoga activates the internal flow of vital energy through sound vibration.

The Japa Yoga is a type of Yoga very old that requires concentration.

Japa Yoga classes

The exercise of  Japa Yoga consists in sounding a mantra that penetrates the organism at the cellular level, creating an internal energy flow that moves the blockages and transforms the perception pattern of the nervous system, awakening the conscience and rejuvenating the organism.

In Japa Yoga the main  Yoga posture is to keep the legs crossed and the back straight. In the practice of Japa Mantra, a meditation necklace of 108 beads made of Sandalwood that have healing and relaxing properties is used. The meditation must be done gradually and systematically, so that they turn out to be natural and not aggressive.

The Japa Yoga should be done early in the morning and at night before bedtime. The meditation necklace is taken with the right hand and placed on the right knee (even if it is left-handed). The left hand rests relaxed. Eyes closed. Each of the 108 beads of the necklace is passed forward with the fingers: thumb, major and annular of the right hand. Never use the index or pinky fingers because they are connected to the energies of the ego and inertia. The necklace of 108 beads has a “Penacho” that represents “the head”, when arriving with the fingers to that point, it is necessary to go backwards, in the case that is wanted, to give more than one return.

Jnana Yoga

Jnana Yoga is known as the Yoga of wisdom. It is a branch of Yoga that gives maximum importance to knowledge.

The Japa Yoga is a type of Yoga que is based on meditation on the wisdom through self – observation and consciousness. It is about the Yoga of study and reflection, of obedience to the instructions of the teacher to obtain mental control and the discernment that will lead us to become aware of the reality with an awake intelligence and full of creativity.

Jnana Yoga classes

The practitioner of Jnana Yoga considers the power of will and reason two basic pillars that allow to achieve enlightenment. The Jnana Yoga helps to find the meaning and purpose of life and combat illusory.

In Jnana Yoga the main Yoga posture is to keep the legs crossed and the back straight. The Jnana Yoga technique is meditation since only in it can the reality and the unreal be more effectively discriminated.

Karma Yoga

The Karma Yoga is known as the Yoga of selfless actions . It is a Yoga that consists in carrying out personal duties in one’s life. It is an action that is done without thinking about profits, altruistically.

The Karma Yoga is a type of yoga that Toso values above the job done without expectations, motives or rewards, and tends to the purification of the mind. In the philosophy of Karma Yoga to exist is to act, and even an inanimate object, such as a stone, has movement.

Practice Karma Yoga

The practice of Karma Yoga conceives that everything we do must be done, because it really feels and not because it is convenient. In addition, Karma Yoga not only asks to assume responsibility for all actions, but at the same time, we must offer our work and its fruits to the deity.

The goal of Karma Yoga is liberation through action. The Karma Yoga is to influence destiny positively. The most important teaching of this philosophy is altruistic action. The duty fulfilled without interest, without selfishness, without attachment.

Tantra yoga

Tantra Yoga considers sexual intercourse as a rite that leads men and women to the essence of the human being, although it must be said that in the practice of  tantric yoga, sex is only a tiny part of a wing of tantra. The goal of the tantra exercises is to turn that moment of physical pleasure into an infinite moment. The Tantra Yoga works the meditation, renunciation, ceremonies and mysticism. The Hatha yoga is one of its branches.

Many will wonder how. Tantra requires a lot of work as a couple and a lot of dedication. It is not about reaching and embracing, nor is it your goal to achieve orgasm. It consists of seeing your partner, touching it and feeling it to awaken the desire and all our senses.

Tantra Yoga talks about the exaltation of sexual desire, opening energy channels or chakras through sex. That is to say, according to tantra, internal and universe forces are communicated during penetration. These are the forces that must be strengthened.

Tantric Yoga Courses

In tantra courses you will learn to know our partner and live a sensual and full relationship. There are many techniques used to enter tantra:

  • Individual and couple meditation exercises.
  • Mantras
  • Energetic, sensual and relaxing massages.
  • Dance practice in pairs, etc.

In this way we get rid of the shame, increase our self-esteem and that of our partner, increase the well-being of our body and free ourselves from stress. It is the magic of tantra.

The tantric massage

The tantric massage is one of the massage modalities that raises more interest among people accustomed to giving and receiving massages people. However, many times it is surrounded by doubts, questions and even fears, the result of ignorance. What exactly is the tantric massage? Is it a massage of a sexual nature or simply erotic? Is it suitable for women, for men, for couples? These are some of the most frequent issues that arise around tantric massage.

What is tantric massage?

Hindus describe tantra as the process of personal growth through pleasure. Tantric massage is based on the belief that if you are sexually happy and relaxed, your health will be better. It is therefore a massage that tends to seek pleasure and that can cause orgasm, although it is not its main objective. Although the tantric massage does not involve sexual intercourse with real penetration, it does imply the touch of the sexual organs, making it one of the most intimate massages we can find.

Tantric massage is based on the belief that if you are sexually happy and relaxed, your health will be better

How to do a tantric massage?

The first thing you should know is that, in the tantric massage, the virile member is known as Lingam (light wand) and the female genitalia as Yoni (space or sacred temple).

Although to do tantric massage it is not necessary to be completely naked, however, if it is advisable to achieve the best possible experience.

It is advisable to choose some kind of soft music to accompany the massage. Make the person to whom you are going to do the massage (usually your partner) lie down with the back on the floor or the bed, the legs separated and a cushion under the hips, to raise the area of ​​the Yoni / Lingam, and another under the head so he can see his genitals. Before beginning explain well the objective of the tantric massage to avoid false expectations. Choose a lubricant and start the massage.

Tantric massage for men

The Yoni massage is the modality of tantric massage that focuses specifically on the body of man. It is an erotic dye massage that focuses especially on the male genital organs known as Lingam and seeks to achieve personal growth through pleasure. It is therefore a perfect massage to practice with your partner.

Lingam tantric massage, step by step

More accustomed to massage than to receive them, some men may have difficulty relaxing during the tantric massage. To start the massage, have your partner lie down with their legs apart and a cushion under their hips, to raise the area of ​​the Lingam, and another under the head so that they can see their genitals.

Start first with a light massage all over the body, avoiding the Lingam area for a while. This will allow your partner to completely relax and prepare for the touch of the Lingam. Pour a small amount of oil on the Lingam and the testicles and begin gently massaging their testicles. Next, gently massage the area of ​​the pubic bone above the Lingam, and then the area between the testicles and the anus, known as the perineum. Moving on to the Lingam, gently pinch the base with the right hand and up the trunk. Then remove the hand and repeat with the left hand. Do this for a while, before proceeding to take the Lingam from the top, sliding the shaft down, and then repeating the process with the left hand. The head of the Lingam is very sensitive and deserves special attention. Massage it with circular movements. Try to keep your partner close to orgasm but back off. This will help control your ejaculation and therefore achieve more orgasms and more pleasurable.

While you continue to massage your Lingam you can look for your sacred place. This one is between the testicles and the anus. It is a small hole the size of a pea. Gently massage here and you will see a slight increase in pressure. You may feel a bit uncomfortable at first, but this pressure will help you gain control of your orgasms in the future. If you are approaching ejaculation you can apply pressure here and this will increase the intensity of your orgasm.

Tantric massage for women

The Yoni massage is the modality of tantric massage that focuses specifically on the woman’s body. It is an erotic dye massage that focuses especially on the female genital organs known as Yoni and seeks to achieve personal growth through pleasure. It is therefore a perfect massage to practice with your partner.

Tantric massage Yoni, step by step

Pour a little oil or lubricant on the Yoni mound, enough to drip down the labia majora. Massage each outer lip slowly between the thumb and index finger, sliding up and down the entire length of the lip. Do not forget to ask your partner if the pressure is too much or not enough. Try to look into the eyes during the massage and make sure you can see what you are doing. Make yourself with the inner lips of the Yoni. Take your time and watch your partner relax.

The jewel in the crown is the clitoris. It is four times more sensitive than the Lingam (male virile member), so take it easy here. Start gently by stroking clockwise first, and on the contrary, then pressing gently between your thumb and index finger. Concentrate on getting and building sensations, not on reaching orgasm. If it becomes too much, just pull back a little and encourage her to take a deep breath.

Now insert the middle finger of the right hand and gently massage the inside.

With the palm facing up and the middle finger buried in the Yoni, it begins to bend the finger towards the palm of the hand. You will feel a spongy area just below the pubic bone. This is known as the G-spot. Massage gently here, in circles, back and forth, from side to side. At this point, you may want to insert the ring finger as well. Remember that in the meantime you can also use your thumb to continue circling the clitoris. You can also use your left hand to continue caressing and massaging other parts of your body.

Although it is not the initial objective of the tantric massage, it is likely that the massage will end with a very intense orgasm that will achieve the complete relaxation of your partner.

Laya Yoga

The Laya Yoga is known as the  Yoga of absorption. It is a Yoga that seeks the absorption of the mind in the heart. The Laya Yoga is understood as the meditation technique that focuses on the dissolution of the mind that determines the act.

The Laya Yoga is a type of Yoga variant of Kundalini. It is a Tantric technique of meditation that seeks the dissolution of the conditional mind using techniques such as control of breathing, postures, meditation and the inner sound of being.

Practice Laya Yoga

The practice of Laya Yoga consists of carrying out different Yoga postures, standing, sitting or lying down. In addition, the practitioner should recite mantras and appeal to prayer combining all of these with proper visualization and breathing techniques to promote the release of energy.

Raja Yoga

The Raja Yoga is known as the  Yoga of mind. “Raja” means real, therefore Raja Yoga is the real way. It is a Yoga that implies that the mind is the king has power over the other organs. The Raja Yoga helps uncover the mysteries of the mind through physical and mental practices.

The Raja Yoga is a type of yoga that focuses on meditation, which helps people delve into the divinity of the inner universe.

Practice Raja Yoga

To practice Raja Yoga, the first step is to regulate the mind, to divert attention inward instead of outward.

The goal of Raja Yoga is  a state of divine awareness accessible to the contemplative practitioner in immobility. The yoga postures  seek the body to remain in a stationary position. The Raja Yoga seeks to appease all aspects of your body and mind, and enters a transcendent state beyond nature.

The traditional position for the practice of Raja Yoga is the well-known Lotus Posture. It is about adopting a stable posture that does not obstruct the circulating energy. You must achieve a perfect comfort that allows you to maintain the posture comfortably for half an hour, and that the trunk and head are straight up.

Kriya Yoga

The Kriya Yoga is known as the  yoga union with the Infinite through a certain action. The Kriya Yoga is an advanced technique for spiritual evolution, the scientific art of union with the Self. The Kriya Yoga is a form of yoga in which breathing is paramount. The Kriya Yoga is the physical discipline, mental and meditation control.

Practice Kriya Yoga

Anyone, regardless of their condition, ideology or religious belief, can practice Kriya Yoga techniques for their own growth and well-being.

The correct practice of Kriya Yoga leads to the normal activity of the heart, lungs and nervous system being performed more slowly, which gives rise to a deep inner calm of the body and mind, and relieves attention from turbulence habitual of thoughts, emotions and sensory perceptions. 

The 144 kriyas or Kriya Yoga techniques are only learned in seminars, except for the 18 postures of Kriya Hatha Yoga, which can be learned through several available books, or in free classes open to the public. The practice of Kriya Yoga eliminates the lack of flexibility and blockages in the energy channels.

Sahaja Yoga

The Sahaja Yoga is known as the yoga union with the omnipresent power of divine love. Sahaja means spontaneous and Yoga, union. It is a branch of Yoga of simple meditation, developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, which offers the seeker the state of union with the omnipresent power of God. Sahaja Yoga is a practice whose objective is the integral development of the human being or, what is the same, to achieve the full awareness of our true Self.

Sahaja Yoga classes

To reach the integral development of the human being it is necessary to awaken an energy that resides in our sacred bone, known since ancient times with the name of Kundalini. With the method proposed by Sahaja Yoga, this awakening occurs in a spontaneous and natural way, without forcing anything at any time. Consider God present in each person or being sensitive.

Sahaja Yoga can be realized by incorporating it into our daily life in a simple and normal way.

We present a video that you can follow to know some of the positions of Yoga to carry out the practice of Sahaja Yoga.

Anusara Yoga

The Anusara Yoga is known as the Yoga of Tantric philosophy. The universe perceived through our sense is perceived as a manifestation of the Divine. Anusara Yoga is a yoga school created in 1997 by John Friend.

Anusara  means “flow with Grace,” “go with the flow,” “follow the heart.” It is a branch of Yoga that unites the tradition of Tantric philosophy with the universal principles of alignment, and with the heart.

Anusara Yoga is a type of Yoga.

Anusara Yoga classes

The Anusara Yoga is a strong practice of Hatha Yoga combined with tantric philosophy symbolized as a celebration of the heart.

The main intention of practicing Anusara Yoga is to align with the flow of Grace, to awaken the truth that our essential nature is part of that divine flow and to serve that flow with love and joy.

The Yoga postures in Anusara Yoga are oriented to the heart expressed from the inside out. The poses are caused by a deep inner feeling. Anusara Yoga seeks goodness in all people and in all things.

The practice of Anusara Yoga can be cataloged in three parts:

  • Attitude: It is related to “Iccha Shakti”, a tantric concept defined as the power or energy of being complete. Attitude relates to the heart and its power as the force behind every action or expression in an asana.
  • Alignment: It is related to the mind, under a tantric concept, “Jnana Shakti”, the power of knowledge. It is the conscious knowledge of how several of our parts are integrated and interconnected.
  • Action: This concept is related to the tantric “Kriya Shakti”, energy or power of action, directly with the body and the natural flow of energy, which provides stability and freedom.

Kripalu Yoga

The Kripalu Yoga is known as the Yoga of self-acceptance. It is a branch of Yoga whose goal is to develop a healthy and strong body, a careful open heart, and a peaceful and clear mind. The Kripalu Yoga was developed by Yogi Amrit Desai.

Kripalu means compassion, recognizes and honors the uniqueness of each person. It is a type of Yoga that is based on self-acceptance, being present in the moment and accepting ‘what is’. The Kripalu Yoga is a tool for autonomy and personal growth.

Practice Kripalu Yoga

The Kripalu Yoga is one of the milder forms of yoga. There is a great spiritual element to Kripalu Yoga and therefore, the discipline also appeals to those who want to work both on their physical and spiritual side.

The practice of Kripalu Yoga teaches us how to adjust to our inner wisdom, and thus know our own bodies better. The practice of Kripalu Yoga instructs us to use our own inner knowledge before depending on the guidance of external authorities.

The Kripalu Yoga is practiced by many people, because it is designed to fit all body types, ages, health levels, and interests.

The yoga postures of Kripalu Yoga are based on hatha yoga movements. There are soft and traditional stretching exercises of hatha yoga. Along with that, there are breathing and relaxation exercises supposed to bring peace and tranquility of body and mind.

Aerial Yoga

The Air Yoga  is a type of yoga that involves practicing yoga in the air. It is a branch of Yoga in which the body relaxes and muscles are constantly worked. The Air Yoga  is a type of yoga that is based on the modeling of the body giving greater flexibility, especially in the work of toning and stretching.

Practice Air Yoga

The Air Yoga practitioner increases strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. The Air Yoga is a complete exercise of body and mind, ideal for people looking for exercise and fun at the same time.

The yoga postures in Air Yoga is done in a kind of hammock that combines techniques of aerobics, circus, pilates and aerial arts. In Aerial Yoga, the body fights gravity by performing postures that are difficult to achieve in principle, because they are in the “air”. The inverted positions of Aerial Yoga improve the circulatory system and achieve that more blood is transported to the head, which clears the mind and the body is oxygenated better.