Yoga & Meditation
We practice Yoga in all our retreats. Yoga is a practical aid, not a religion. Yoga is an ancient art based on harmonizing systems of development for the body, mind, and spirit that leads one to a state of peace.
The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. It is a derivation of the word yuj, which means yoking, as in a team of oxen. In contemporary practice, this is often interpreted as meaning union. The purpose of Yoga is to unite the mind, body, and spirit; integrating, emotion, action, and intelligence into balance.
Within the practice of yoga one may attain health benefits and spiritual awareness. The practice makes the body strong and flexible; it also improves the functioning of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and glandular systems.
The class is composed of pranayama (breathing exercises), asana (poses), mudra (energetic seals) and meditation. The state of presence attained through yoga allows the practitioner to feel calm, relaxed and confident.
Don't forget to bring your yoga mat. We will enjoy together this beautiful hour of well-being!!!
Every day of our retreat starts with bringing beautiful rays of light thru the practice of meditation.
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years by different cultures all over the world. Originally was meant to help deepen understanding of the sacred and mystical forces of life. These days, meditation is commonly used for relaxation and stress reduction.
It is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine that produces a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind.
We will be giving guided meditations using specific techniques that help you to focus your attention at the present moment with an open attitude to distractions.
Meditation may be practiced for many reasons, such as to increase calmness and physical relaxation, to improve psychological balance, to cope with illness, or to enhance overall health and well-being.
The emotional benefits of meditation can include:
· Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
· Building skills to manage your stress
· Increasing self-awareness
· Focusing on the present
· Reducing negative emotions
Meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as:
· Anxiety disorders
· Heart disease
· High blood pressure
· Sleep problems