Why yoga? Build your spine “Yoga is the practice of finding within ourselves freedom from being caught in impermanent and limited situations.”, P.27,Michael Stone, THE INNER TRADITION OF YOGA The definition of Yoga has been given by sages 5,000 years ago. According to Patanjali: “yogash citta-vritti-nirodhah” (yoga is the process of ending the definitions of the field of consciousness). In other words, it sets limitations to the fluctuations of the mind. Yoga means unification, knowledge, path (upaya) considering that it unifies body and mind. It refers to living in the present and trying to bring our attention to what is happening here and now. Like an architect, Yoga builds our spine making it flexible and strong and contributes greatly to having a robust body and improving our posture. At the same time, from a philosophical standpoint, it builds our heart and mind providing awareness and self-consciousness. “Have you observed that whenever your mind is disturbed your body fidgets more, you cannot sit silently? or, when ever your body is fidgeting your mind cannot be silent? They are together. Patanjali knows well that body and mind are not two things; you are not divided in two, body and mind. Body and mind are one thing. You are psychosomatic: you are bodymind” Osho, The Essence of Yoga During the Yoga classes led by Eleni Toli, practicing on our mat, we will learn to follow our breath, our feelings and thoughts as well as our body, listening carefully to its needs. Eleni combines right alignment with a dynamic vinyasa flow and therapeutic asanas creating a powerful and at the same time playful yoga class which will set our bodies free and bring serenity to our mind by calming our feelings. During the Yoga classes by Eleni Toli we will make use of five tools that will help us stay on the right Path: Discipline, Breath, Trust, Love and above all Compassion – always in a fun and upbeat atmosphere. Yoga is a process of exploring the self for the teacher as well. During the practice I like urging my students to look deep into themselves and observe their mind, their breath and their body. I lead Hatha Yoga classes, during which various asanas prepare our bodies for meditation. There is nothing fancy about my teaching. On the contrary, I create yoga classes with playful sequences and always do my best so that my students experience a lesson that will give them strength and arouse feelings of joy in their hearts. It is a practice that aims at unifying mind, body and soul.
Η προπόνηση της γιόγκα θα είναι πιο λιτή, ευχάριστη και χαλαρωτική από ποτέ εκτελώντας την στην άμμο! Οι καλοκαιρινοί μήνες ενδείκνυνται για να κάνουμε γιόγκα στην ύπαιθρο στον καθαρό αέρα, στην παραλία. Επίσης υπάρχουν ασκήσεις που μπορούν να γίνουν μέσα στο νερό σε πισίνα ή στη θάλασσα. Η γιόγκα στην παραλία ταιριάζει σε όλους: νέους και […]