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Yoga postures or yoga asanas

“Asanas make one firm, free from maladies and light of limb.”  Hatha Yoga Pradipika 

Asanas are suitable for everyone

There is no age limit for those who wish to practise yoga, or asanas, as the yoga postures are called. They can be practised at any age, no matter whether you are 5 or 95. Asanas are performed slowly with concentration while taking deep, conscious breaths. The yoga postures strengthen the body and have positive effects on the mind and soul.

Beneficial for the body, mind and soul

The yoga postures improve the flexibility of the spine and the joints, and strengthen the body’s muscles, glands and internal organs. The body is invigorated and toned, and regains its ideal form. Regular asana practice releases hitherto unknown sources of energy and leads to a whole new feeling of physical well-being. 

The gentle movements also have a deep spiritual benefit: they help us to overcome fear, develop trust and find inner peace.
 
Further details on the yoga postures >>

Sarvangasana - headstand

The benefits of asanas

  • Deep relaxation for the body and mind
  • Stress management
  • Maintaining/developing of flexibility
  • Building up of muscle strength and length
  • Strengthening of the respiratory and circulatory systems
  • Improved supply of nutrients to all tissues
  • Prevention and alleviation of chronic illnesses (cardiovascular disease, asthma, depression and others)
  • Correction of faulty posture and its long-term effects (for example, a rounded back)
  • Slowdown of the ageing process
  • Enhanced power of concentration
  • Promotion of physical and mental well-being
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