Literally translated the word “yoga” means a merger, union, which is the final goal of yoga practice. This union of the microcosm with the macrocosm is the result of long and persistent practice which puts the mind under control, expanding consciousness and transforming human nature.
In a practical sense, yoga is the coordination and synchronization of movement, breathing, mantra (specific sounds) and mind. This coordination has a proven positive effect on human health, mood and well-being.
There are several basic types of yoga: Giyana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Kriya Yoga. Their goal is the same, but their approaches are different. Each type of yoga focuses primarily on one aspect of the human personality.
The practice of separate branches of yoga in our lives is known as integral yoga which creates harmony between body, mind, and emotions and stimulates the expression of creativity and the creative potential of people in everyday life.
We strive to make our studio at the Center of Massage Therapy to be a small temple to transmit the principles of integral yoga and making yoga a way of life.