bridge yoga centre: Iyengar Yoga with Kathy Anning    
"It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity" BKS Iyengar

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What is Yoga?

Yoga is a traditional Indian discipline, practiced for over two thousand years. Of great value to us now as then, yoga benefits the whole person by developing a healthier body and mind.

About 300BC, the renowned sage Patanjali compiled the Yoga Sutras. In this book, he outlined the ways through which a person could realize their full potential. The steps include developing individual morality and behaviour, yogic postures, breath control, and meditation.

The yoga postures (known as asanas) increase the body’s efficiency and overall health. The body is seen as the primary instrument that enables us to work and evolve, so we treat it with great care and respect. Breathing techniques are based on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body. In class, we gently increase breath control to improve the health and function of both body and mind.

The practise of exercise and breath control then prepare the body and mind for meditation, and we find a way to a quiet mind that allows silence and healing from everyday stress.

Regular daily practice produces a clear, bright mind and a strong, capable body.

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