Yoga – Introduction

August 25th, 2011
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Yoga, originating around 3000BC in India, is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which aims to achieve harmony in body, mind and spirit. The word "Yoga" is derived from the Sanskrit root "Yuj", which means to join, to unite, or to attach.


Yoga is well-known for its therapeutic properties and a myriad of positive effects such as:

  • Improving physical and mental health
  • Increasing vitality and energy
  • Improving stamina, strength, flexibility and balance
  • Strengthening the immune system
  • Reducing stress, tension and pain
  • Improving blood circulation
  • Improving posture
  • Boosting self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Delaying the ageing process
  • Creating inner peace and harmony
  • Helps in gaining mental clarity

To name just a few!

Yoga, next to Pilates, is playing a major part in the exercise programs I have created. I am teaching traditional Iyengar Yoga as well as Solomon Yogalates™ which is a fusion of Yoga and Pilates – combining eastern and western, modern and ancient techniques.

My programs are designed for beginners as well as intermediate students – with pose variations catering for both. But remember, before beginning any exercise program, it is always advisable to speak to your doctor first.

I hope you enjoy my programs.

Have a great day – Namaste!

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