Yoga, hatha, Yoga therapy and restorative practices In Brighton, kemp town and the surronding area: www.Yogajon.com for full deatils of private and 1:2:1 sessions. Jon Clark yoga Jon BN1, BN2, Brighton and Hove. Portslade Rottingdean.

 

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What is Yoga?

What is yoga?

The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as "union" or a method of discipline. A male who practices yoga is called a yogi, a female practitioner, a yogini.

 

The Indian sage Patanjali is believed to have collated the practice of yoga into the Yoga Sutra an estimated 2,000 years ago. The Sutra is a collection of 195 statements that serves as a philosophical guidebook for most of the yoga that is practiced today.

 

Today most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.

 

What do I need to begin?

All you really need to begin practicing yoga is your body, your mind, and a bit of curiosity. But it is also helpful to have a pair of sweat pants, leggings, or shorts, and a t-shirt that's not too baggy. No special footgear is required because you will be barefoot. It's nice to bring a towel or blanket to class with you. As your practice develops you might want to buy your own yoga mat, but I do have a supply of mats and other props available for you.

 

How many times week should I practice?

Yoga is amazing—even if you only practice for one hour a week, you will experience the benefits of the practice. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits. I suggest starting with a class see how you get on and grow your practice from there. As you add a practice it may only be 20 minutes per session out of class, that's a great start. Don't let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle, if you want more advice then please talk to me.

 

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