Breathing correctly is the most important part of the yoga and meditation. EVITA is teaching a set of physical exercises and sequences designed to align the breathing, muscles, and bones. The postures are designed to open the many channels of the body, especially the main channels in the spine so that energy can flow freely. EVITA’s yoga classes are mostly being held outdoors in the shade during the summer months, weather permitting. Water yoga may also be offered. You are always very welcome to “Keep it up”
LIFE YOGA – a new direction within the big Kundalini Yoga tradition –- is about lighting our inner fire every day: filling ourselves with strength and new energy so that we can meet every day with balance and awareness.
Anyone can practice yoga, whatever the age, fitness and religion. Young or old, healthy or sick – everyone benefits from yoga. Yoga, the oldest science of life, can teach you to control stress – not just on the physical level, but also on the mental and spiritual level.
Yoga lubricates the body through physical positions. This allows the muscles and joints to move flexibly, strengthens the internal organs and stimulates circulation in the body without causing tiredness. The body finds complete relaxation in these asanas, i.e., body positions, while the so-called pranayamas or breathing exercises increase prana = inner energy. Finally, we have meditation to calm the senses.
Through the yoga we can learn to control physical pain, and with the help of breathing, mental pain, and then with meditation we gain an insight into who we are.
Yoga starts with the body but ends by rising above it.
Pranayama or ‘breathing exercises’
Prana is the life force which enters the body with the breath and which is metabolized from the foods we eat. Breathing exercises improve the ability of the body to metabolize prana. Also, since breathing affects emotions, breath work helps to regulate and refine the emotional sheath. Finally, breathing also represents a bridge between those physiological functions which we believe we can control (voluntary) and those which we cannot (involuntary). Adept yogis claim to be able to control metabolism, reflex, and brainwave activity — events slow or virtually stop the heartbeat.