The Sanskrit roots of the word itself mean unification, inclusion, and in this sense yoga unites human and divine's will while training the mind and emotions until achieving spiritual balance. It gives us the opportunity to stay calm as the life unfolds around us, with its bad and good events.
The means and stages of yoga, according to a Sanskrit sage called Patanjali, are:
- Yama - the moral code who helps us to live in peace, acceptance, and non-violence towards us and the others;
- Niyama - self-cleansing through discipline;
- Asanas - positions which make the body healthy, strong and flexible;
- Pranayama - breathing control which brings mind control and achievement of Pratyahara, the liberation from the rule of the senses;
- Dharana, concentration, and Dhyana, meditation: lead to the innermost parts of the soul and achievement of Samadhi, the ultimate happiness and peace with oneself, which is the ultimate goal of yoga.
When a person is in peace with himself or herself, he or she is in peace with the world and can unleash his or her full potential to create and love, to give the best from himself or herself, and to be truly happy.
Yoga Studio Eleven
Sofia, 16 Zlaten Rog St (opposite the garden of Kempinski Hotel)
phone: 0887 937 960