Yoga Is Not A Quick Fix
Many of us want a quick fix for most things in life and a lot of us have come to expect it. In fact, we feel cheated if it’s unavailable when the reality is we are actually cheating ourselves. Fast food, supplements, weekend detox and weight loss retreats, all instead of building health, focusing on our wellbeing and mindfulness, and investing in ways to help us experience peace in our daily lives.
There are attempts to make yoga -a long term personal investment – a quick fix for modern stresses without incorporating proper breathing techniques, postures or relaxation.
Yoga is a practise that encompasses the physical, biological and psychological aspects of being human.
Most of us spend more than 8 hours a day at work, sitting for hours in a car or hunched over a computer screen. Aspects of modern life have a damaging impact upon the spine. Yogic exercise focuses first on the health of the spine. The spinal column houses the centre of the nervous system; the telegraphic system for the body. As a direct extension of the brain, a healthy spine aids in the health of the whole body. By maintaining the spines flexibility and strength through good yoga, circulation is increased, the nerves are ensured their supply of nutrients and oxygen, and the body retains its youthful state.
As a Chinese proverb states, “Truly a flexible back make a long life”.
The tradition of yoga was designed by men for men but was made accessible to us here in the West by Swami Vishnu Sivananader in the 1970s. He left his profession as a doctor to devote his life to bringing about world peace, health and unity through yoga. The word ‘yoga’ means ‘union’ – a uniting of the mind and body through the breath.
Weekly classes at Yoga7 use the benefits of proper breathing techniques to balance the left and right side of the brain. They detox and cleanse the body, create an awareness of self, others, and an awareness of the world around us.
Yoga7 students in Worcester have found that they sleep better, have increased mindfulness and learn to be present in the moment, as well as the physical improvements to the body which, holistically, improves our every day experience of living.
At Yoga7 classes in Worcester you will experience the authentic tradition of yoga with all its benefits, but it’s no quick fix. There are enormous benefits from just one weekly class of 90 minutes but with commitment the benefits are bountiful and endless.
Give yourself the time to experience yoga in its truest form at Yoga7.
Like life, yoga is a journey.
Let’s drop the quick fix attitude, remember to breath, eat a balanced diet and take time out to be with yourself however scary that may be.
You can run but you can’t hide!