Yoga

is not about being flexible. 

The meaning of the word yoga is “union”.

The physical poses you know as yoga are called asanas. 
These asanas have one goal: to prepare you to enter a state of mediation. 
And that meditation has no other ultimate goal than seeing the absolute truth.

On that way, these asanas help you in this material world with your material body. 
Every pose has its own meaning and (health) benefit and when practiced regularly you will see the positive changes in your daily life in no time. 

But not just you. Also your friends. Your family. Your workmates. 
People will start asking you, what you lately have been doing differently. 
You will see your reactions changing. And your tolerance and appreciation increasing.

Alongside with your body, your mind will become more flexible.
Your thoughts will be more quiet, you will feel more at peace. 
You will be able to see clearly. 
WE are all covered in different layers of energies. 

You might have heard people saying that a particular person they know
has a “very nice energy”. It comes from that. 

Yoga breaks these layers of different energies, 
one after another and lets us become more clear.
 
Clear towards what is the truth and clear towards who we really are. 
It calms the mind and lets us see. 

Yoga poses are not fancy postures for flexible people interested in sports. 

They are instructions from scriptures that are thousands of years old. 
They are the first step of balancing out what you are exposed to in daily life. 

They bring you back in alignment with the universe. 

And eventually practicing these poses allows you
to enter into a focused first stage of meditation. 
Pablo, 29 years old, from Spain
Surya Namaskar is an opportunity to express gratitude
to the sun for sustaining life on this planet. 

The key lays in your breath.
There is nothing to be achieved in yoga.
There is never a  competition.
Performing these poses is accepting and letting go.
Accepting how far you can go and appreciating yourself for making the effort. 

Feel every pose. Feel how you feel before and after each round. 
And move with your breath. Flexibility will come with time. 
Just feel. Breathe. And move.

Every day. 

There will be a day where you fall into your practice and let go off everything else, 
become one with the universe and just feel still at mind. 
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Asanas




Balasana
is a calming and relaxing asana. It relieves your eyes, nerves, brain, breath, mind, back and shoulders. Balasana reduces stress and helps with fatigue, dizziness and headaches.
Starting from the heel, you bend forward to place your upper body on your thighs. 
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Vrksasana
strengthens your balance as well as the muscles of your entire body and has a positive effect on your concentration.
You stand on one leg, keeping your balance with your concentration and hips.
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Virabhadrasana 1
helps you to be in the current moment and to feel more powerful and self-confident. It stimulates the digestive organs and improves balance and attention. 
For this Asana the hips are pointing forward while the yogi is lunging. The power comes from a standing position and is directed through the body into the arms and beyond. Breathe into the areas of your body that are cramped or rigid during this yoga exercise.
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Virabhadrasana II
strengthens your stability and balance. Especially in difficult moments it sharpens your concentration. Your self-confidence will get a boost.
Stand securely in the middle of the mat and look across your hand into the horizon.
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Savasana
is consciously executed. Observe in savasana how you are feeling before a yoga class and after. The body and mind are scanned for tension. After a yoga session the balance is restored. With correct execution savasana helps against stress. Negative manifestations in our body are dissolved.
Lie down and spread your arms and legs a little out from your body. Close your eyes and feel. Breathe.
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Tadasana
is the starting point for many other asanas. It improves your posture, promotes attention and concentration, strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles, increases your energy, harmonises the body and mind and reduces stress. 
Stand stable with your legs closed and your navel slightly drawn inwards. Imagine a straight line going through your body. 
Tadasana can be practiced anytime everywhere.
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Urdhva Hastasana
is a rejuvenating and energising asana, that improves digestion and helps to relieve mild anxiety. Stand tall as in tadasana, with the hands raised over your head. 

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Uttanasana
relieves tension in the back and neck. Regular use of Uttanasana improves your posture and brings flexibility to the spine and pelvis. Especially psychological stress and fatigue can be immensely counteracted with this pose.
Let your head “dangle” and bend your knees a little, so you feel comfortable. Stretching your legs is recommended for advanced practitioners only. 

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Ashwa Sanchalanasana
has a positive effect on our mental power. It increases confidence, willpower, determination and courage. It is also beneficial for the kidney and the liver and stimulates abdominal organs. It is a low lunge posture,  the chest is lifted while the palms remain grounded on either side of the front foot. 
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Phalakasana
strengthens the arms, wrists and shoulders and tones the abdomen. It prepares the arms and core for more advanced arm-balancing asanas and is generally a strengthening and balancing pose.
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Ashtanga Namaskra
 
improves the flexibility of the back and spine, tones and strengthens the arms, shoulders and legs, releases tension around the neck and shoulders and prepares for backbends. 
It is an asana where the body is balanced on eight points of contact with the floor: both feet, both knees, chest chin and both hands. From phalakasana lower your chin, chest and knees to the mat. 
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Bhujangasana
 
benefits your spine and back muscles as well as your stomach and shoulders. It wakens you up and strengthens your ability to concentrate, especially under stress.
Your legs and hips lie on the floor while your upper body is upright. 
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Adho Mukha Svanasana 
 
has a calming effect on our brain and energises the whole body.
It looks like an inverted V. The legs and the back are straight, while the heels pull towards the mat. Bend your knees a little, If you feel uncomfortable stretching your legs.
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Join a Yoga Class! 
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Is yoga for me? 

Yes yes and yes, yoga is for everyone and with SoultoSoul it is super easy to join and get a first idea at no cost. 
Do I have to have any knowledge already?  

No, definitely not. Our yoga section is organised to give everyone the possibility to start
their Yoga journey any time. Join our beginners class with Ally and read through the explanation
of each posture on the website. Once you feel comfortable join one of our online classes
and with time start slowly creating your own rhythm, space and practice. 
Do I have to be flexible?  

No! Definitely not. Yoga is not for flexible people. Yoga is for everyone and should be practiced by everyone.
Join our beginners class with Ally and you will see how easy it is to start without feeling any discomfort! 
What do I need to start? 

Just the will to start. The biggest hurdle is often just that. Once you commit, everything else comes along by itself.
Physically you need a yoga mat or a fluffy comfy carpet to start with and a cushion or towel.




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