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A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga - Channel your inner Yogi

Yoga is the practice of spiritual discipline, which focuses on the mind and body balance. At present, practising yoga has become a popular trend that is most welcomed and encouraged due to its overall benefits for one’s well-being.

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What is Yoga?

What is Yoga?

“Yoga” is a word that is derived from the Sanskrit words “Yuj” which means ‘to unite’. According to science, the entire universe is simply a manifestation of the same quantum space and yoga allows uniting the individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. One who is able to attain or experience this is known as a yogi.

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Aim of Yoga

Aim of Yoga

The ultimate aim of yoga is to lead to a path of self-realization and overcome sufferings to attain a state of “Moksha”, a state of liberation.

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History of Yoga

History of Yoga

The practice of Yoga dates back to many thousand years ago, even before the existence of any religions or beliefs. It is said that Lord Shiva, is the very first Yogi, who then shared his profound knowledge of “seven sages”. These sages then were responsible to spread the practice of yoga and its science across the world. Since then till present, yoga has undergone many forms of changes and adaptations. To date, Yoga is not associated with or confined to any particular religion or belief and remains as a way to simply achieve inner wellbeing.

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Types of Yoga

Types of Yoga

Yoga works on 4 levels; mind, body, emotion and energy. Therefore, there are four types of yoga namely the Karma Yoga, which uses the body; bhakti yoga, that uses the emotions; gyana yoga which utilizes the mind and intellect; and kriya yoga that revolves around the usage of energy. The most basic type of yoga is the Prānāyāma, also known as the “flow of in-breath and out-breath” breathing technique that is well known. This practice focuses on developing awareness of one’s breathing and the regulation of it; this helps to create awareness of the mind and establish control over the mind. This is the most crucial and basic practice which will further enhance one’s meditation skills that would focus on the body and mind. You can learn to regulate your dominant Dosha by practicing the art of Quantum Yoga at Cape Weligama.

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Benefits of Yoga

Benefits of Yoga

The benefits of yoga are immeasurable; not only does it improve your mental wellbeing but it also improves your flexibility, balance, builds muscle strength and improves the overall posture of your body; a reason why yoga practice is considered essential in many performing artists like dancers. It increases your blood flow, especially the relaxation exercises. The well-known headstand is a posture that boosts the venous blood from the legs and lower body to drain into the heart so that it can be oxygenated by the lungs and redistributed to the body. Yoga helps improve your mental wellbeing by promoting better sleep, relaxing your body, creating more awareness about your body and its transformation which will ultimately lead you to a more peaceful state of mind

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Yoga in Sri Lanka

Yoga in Sri Lanka

The fact that Sri Lanka is home to many scenic and serene sites, makes it a great location for yoga retreats such as Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions that also incorporate the ancient art of herbal and traditional medicine. One could also go on Yoga tours, organised by tour agents like Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka, which enables guests to discover the beauty in the surroundings and the beauty within the self.