To practice yoga is to practice the union between the self and the spirit. This fits into one of the translations of the Sanskrit word yoga to mean ‘joining’ and ‘union’. Yoga is a combination of exercises for the physical self and for mental peace of mind. It improves health for your mind, body and spirit.
Yoga is a popular form of exercise that improves strength, flexibility and mobility throughout the entire body. but can also help reduce stress and increase mindfulness. The practice of yoga is far more than just a way to work out and shape up. It is a philosophy, a philosophy that originated in India and has been practiced around the world for nearly 26,000 years.
Traditionally yoga is quite often partnered with a meditation practice which is also offered by our practitioners at Zuma Health.
There are many different styles and linages of yoga, continue reading below to find out more!
How YOGA Can Help You?
The most common benefits of yoga are both physical and mental, for those who delve deep into their practice also find spiritual benefits. So whether you are looking to start, continue or delve deeper into your yoga practice there are many benefits available to you. Many start their practice to see improvements in their flexibility, strength and mental state and continue to practice because of these benefits and so much more.
Benefits of yoga include but are not limited to the following:
Improved co-ordination and balance
Improved body and health awareness
Improved body alignment - which is why yoga compliments chiropractic so much!
Stress and anxiety reduction
Support your body through pregnancy
Feel more grounded and heart centred
Our in house yoga teacher Lani Summers has been teaching yoga since 1999 and has been practicing since 1992. She trained under many styles and lineages including hatha, vinyasa, restorative, yin and pre and post natal. She always designs her classes around the individuals she is teaching by reading the people and energies of the day and taking in considerations of goals and the health of her students.
Depending on her students needs she will use different styles and techniques to conduct a safe and therapeutic class. Each class she will cater to different levels of practice and any health conditions or injuries that may be present.
Lani is qualified to teach anything from a more advance practice to a more peaceful and restorative session and everything in between.
Her classes include relaxation and meditation click here to find out more!
What To Expect
Lani is available for one on one, small groups and public classes. She also runs yoga retreats at various relaxing destinations for a variety of outcomes. Keep your eyes out for the next exciting offer via our events page, newsletter and social media accounts!
Each of her classes is customised to the individual and/or group and the environment. Zuma Health can provide all equipment or we are happy to work with yours if you have it.
Although each class and yoga retreat is unique you can expect to walk out of your experience feeling a sense of restoration throughout your mind body and soul!