Yoga for foreigners in Gdańsk starts November 9, 2012!
Yoga is the union of body and the mind. It's the practice of postures that involve stretching, strengthening, breathing and relaxation and stems from ancient India. There are many different styles all aiming for the same thing - inner peace & stillness. Perfect for our modern world.
Basic postures with variations, Sun Salutation, breathing exercises - Pranayama and relaxation, according to Swami Sivananda School. Variations to increase strength, flexibility and breath control. Short meditation at the end of the class. Come to one of our drop-in classes and see how it feels for you.
When: every Friday 6.00 pm (90 minutes)
Pricing: 35 PLN for 90 min class; 120 PLN for 4 class card (monthly)
All classes are operated on pre-book system,
please contact Fuji-san for booking: e-mail email@example.com or tel 601 64 99 84.
Teacher Ewa Kaian Kochanowska: I started practicing yoga 16 years ago, when there was a lot of chaos in my mind and body. For all these years yoga has been giving me inner peace, strength and joyful life.
Swami Vishnudevananda's Five Points of Yoga (source: sivananda.org)
By closely observing the lifestyles and needs of people in the west Swami Vishnu-devananda synthesised the ancient wisdom of yoga into five basic principles that could easily be incorporated into one's own lifestyle to provide the foundation for healthy living. It is around these five principles that the activities at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre are based.
• Proper Exercise(Asanas) acts as a lubricating routine for the joints and muscles and other parts of the body by increasing circulation and flexibility. The asanas not only produce physical benefits, but are also mental exercises in concentration and meditation, promoting optimum good health.
• Proper Breathing (Pranayama) connects the body to the solar plexus, where tremendous potential energy is stored. Through specific breathing techniques this energy is released for physical and mental rejuvenation.
• Proper Relaxation (Savasana) is a vital part of keeping the body and mind healthy.
Yoga teaches three levels of relaxation – physical, mental and spiritual.
• Proper Diet (Vegetarian) is eating with awareness. A yogi takes food which has the most positive effect on the body and mind and the least negative effect on the environment.
• Positive Thinking and Meditation (Vedanta and Dhyana) relieves stress and replenishes energy. Meditation is well-known to improve concentration and to bring peace of mind and spiritual strength. Meditation is beneficial for everyone, especially those with a hectic, stressful life.