This practice, based on ancient Indian wisdom and culture, dates back to 2,500 BC, possibly even earlier. The science of man, as it is also called, is an art of living a healthy, balanced, peaceful, and contented life. It is a scientific system designed to bring the practitioners health, happiness, and a greater sense of Self.
In yoga, the body and mind are linked to create a state of internal peacefulness and integration. At the practical level, and included in the contemporary definitions of yoga, are the actual physiological/mental techniques themselves. These techniques concentrate on posture and alignment as well as creating a higher consciousness. Yoga utilizes stretching postures, breathing, and meditation techniques to calm the emotional state and the mind and tone the body.
At Athreya, you can practice yoga under the caring guidance of a qualified yoga instructor. Yoga meditation sessions are an essential part of the complimentary yoga classes. The course of the class may vary according to the direction of the yoga instructor who includes the different needs and levels of expertise of the clients into his teaching.