Yoga• The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit "yuj," which means to yoke or Yoga.• The roots of yoga can be traced back over 5,000 years.• It was developed in Northern India by the Indus Sarasvarti• Yoga is part metaphysics and part philosophy, with a strong physical base.
The Eight Limbs of Yoga• 1. Yama: Self-control or restraint from violence, lying, excessiveness, stealing, and coveting• 2. Niyama: Stresses things one should do-purity, contentment, austerity, study of the sacred texts, living with awareness of the divine• 3. Asana: Physical exercises, postures• 4. Pranayama: Breathing exercises• 5. Pratyahara: Drawing inward• 6. Dharana: Concentration• 7. Dhyana: Meditation• 8. Samadhi: Realization (Tree.com, Inc., 2011).
Vinyasa Flow• The style of yoga most familiar to those in the Western world, consisting of the practice of asanas or poses in order to reach a meditative state, is a medieval development of Raja yoga known as Hatha yoga (The Yoga Centre Glasgow, 2011)• This yoga is a version of Hatha yoga• Vinyasa symbolises flowing dynamic yoga• Focuses on the physical, postures are linked• This Yoga has a fast paced fitness approach• Vi means in a special way, Yasa means to place
Who• I will participate in the occupation of Yoga• With others in a group at clubs and societies and alone at home• The Bagavad Gita’s ancient philosophy with a strong physical base (Tree.com, Inc, (2011).• Yoga-glo teachers who are masters will teach me.• Tiffany Cruickshank, Dice Ida Klien, Sianna Sherman.• Iyengar Yoga teacher at Clubs and Societies.
What• Taxonomies of yoga are vast and have changed over time• Vedic priests refined and documented their practices of yoga in texts such as the Bhagavad- Gita.• Patanjalis Yoga Sutra systematically presented yoga.• He said Yoga begins when thinking stops• I choose to do Vinyasa Flow
When• Now in this age Yoga has developed and has branches• My own level of Yoga at this time is as an amateur• Evenings• Lunchtime Yoga at Clubs and societies Where• At home• Clubs and Societies• Where ever I go I can do Yoga glo How• Motivated by PO11 class, to increase knowledge of yoga, strong, relax• Would like to improve my skill level.• Visible may be changes in physical appearance, invisible inner peace/calm.• On a Yoga mat in a room that is quiet and peaceful
Why• To understand more about yoga• Build more strength and flexibility• Increase balance and release tension• To redistribute energy• To improve biomechanics because of injuries• To improve on technique, skill level