Yoga is an ancient way to take care of body, mind and spirit. The physical practices of yoga are the
yoga postures called asanas. Many Americans and Europeans practice mainly the yoga postures
while leaving out the vast mental and meditative practices.
However, the more esoteric practices of yoga become more and more mainstream every day. Yoga
asanas have medically proven physical benefits such as less muscle and joint pain, improved
circulation and digestion, better sleep, lower blood pressure and increased energy. Due to the mental
concentration on the body and the breath, the practitioner also receives the mental benefits such as
elevated mood, decrease in mental tension and longer and deeper concentration.
Yoga asanas, chakras and prana flow
Chakras can be balanced in various ways. Using colored lights or stones, sounds which resonate
with the different and also aromatherapy. By stimulating and restoring the nervous system in a
favorable way, balance is restored in the vital energy which flows through the chakras and health is
restored. Chakra balancing also helps to prevent illness and stress.
Prana is energy, vitality, power. Prana is the foundation and essence of all life; the energy and vitality
that permeates the entire Universe. Prana flows in everything that exists.
Furthermore, Prana is the connecting link between the material world, consciousness and mind.
It is what makes life on the material level possible. Prana regulates all physical functions for example,
the breath, the supply of oxygen, digestion, elimination and much more. The function of the human
body is much like a transformer, receiving energy from the Universal flow of Prana, distributing that
energy, and then eliminating it. If a person or a room has a healthy, harmonious vibration, we say:
“There is good Prana here”. Illness, on the other hand, disturbs or blocks the flow of Prana. As we
develop the ability to control Prana, we gain harmony and health, of both body and mind. In addition
to this, with long and consistent practice an expansion of consciousness is experienced.