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



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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