WHAT IS YOGA?
Forget those images of acrobatic backbends and pretzel-like postures. Flexibility is not a prerequisite for yoga - it is an outcome. You are not required to be in good physical shape to do yoga. Anyone can practice yoga, and it's beneficial to all, disregarding shape, size, or age.
Moreover, yoga is not just physical movements and poses; it's a science of total health and well being. Yoga is union or integration of all aspects of the human being, as well as the individual self with the Divine Self. Read more about Yoga and Hatha Yoga here.
Yoga is widely practiced throughout the world today and brings with it a variety of benefits. By improving physical strength and flexibility yoga practice makes your body supple and toned, helps to improve posture, increases your energy level and relieves pains and aches. It helps to massage and stimulate internal organs, and maintain a balanced metabolism, regulating weight and reducing cellulite. It strengthens and balances the nervous system and the glandular system, and releases "feel good" chemicals from the brain. One of the most sought-after benefits of yoga today is mental peace. Our lives are so filled with stress, responsibilities and demands that many people feel exhausted and unable to cope. Yoga is well known for effective stress release and for relieve of anxiety and depression. Offering physical health, mental well-being and spiritual awareness, yoga keeps you feeling and looking young and allows you to balance your body and mind bringing harmony into your life. By strengthening your awareness yoga teaches you to explore and appreciate yourself and allows you to make the most of your life. Yoga is a science of joy and happiness, of how to have real fun in life and to gain meaning and fulfillment.
Here is what people who took yoga courses with Zoya have to say about their experiences.
Private Lessons More than a teacher, Zoya is a healer of mind, body and spirit. She brings awareness of, and opens the pathways between them. Zoya taught me how to discover...
Vinyasa Yoga Dearest Zoya, Thanks to YOU for sharing your teaching with an open heart - for your dedication sending regular emails and updates online to keep. I...
De-stress Yoga Thanks alot for the yoga classes, Zoya. It has opened another world for me. It was my doctor who recommended yoga for me to relax and bring down my blood...
Hatha Yoga Intermediate Course (HYIC) Zoya brings yoga to her students in a very holistic way. Her website and the work that she is doing are amazing and her sharing is so generous. Besides...
Hatha Yoga Foundation Course (HYFC) Since I started Yoga I have learned how to relax and be more peaceful with myself. I am always looking forward to my next class as there is always new...