Viniyoga & Ashtanga Yoga | Odyssey Health Club

Yoga

The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit root “yuj”, which means “to yoke” the spirit and physical body together. The word yoga itself means “union”: of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit.

Yoga is a popular activity for athletes, children, and seniors and can be modified to suit all levels of fitness. Yoga has been proven to lower blood pressure and increases strength and flexibility. Yoga energizes our bodies and calms our minds.

Yoga has evolved over thousands of years to embrace a wide range of styles and disciplines.  Though many people think of yoga only as physical exercises, there are various paths of Yoga that lead toward a universal goal, each one a specialized branch of one comprehensive system. From traditional vinyasa, ashtanga and yin to our own signature styles, yoga at Odyssey will transform your body, mind and spirit. No matter what your experience on the mat, our award- winning instructors will guide and elevate your practice at the right pace for you.

Hatha Yoga — a system of physical postures, or asanas, whose higher purpose is to purify the body, giving one awareness and control over its internal states and rendering it fit for meditation.

Viniyoga– style of yoga, which emphasizes postures, breathing exercises, and guided deep relaxation.

Ashtanga– style of yoga based on eight principles and consisting of a series of poses executed in swift succession, combined with deep, controlled breathing

 

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