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Therapeutic Yoga by Mr. Vinod Sharma Hong Kong

Yoga is an ancient science, believed to be over 5000 years old, which has undergone a revival in recent years and has become well known all around the world. Due to its worldwide popularity, recently June 21 was designated as the “International Day of Yoga”.

Yoga is a Sanskrit word which means to unite/connect/link with something or someone.

According to Yogic philosophy, the practice of yoga exercises, postures, breathing techniques, etc. are meant to remove blockages from within one’s system, thus enabling one to establish a link amongst several systems within one’s body – this in turn will enable the individual to have a healthy body, sound mind, emotional stability, clear intelligence, and pure consciousness, resulting in more harmonious interaction with others.

Although there are many different types of Yoga being practiced around the world today, almost all of them originate from AshtangaYoga (the eightfold yoga) system. Ashtanga yoga comprises of eight limbs, namely: Yama, Niyama, Pratyahara, Asana, Pranayama, Dharna, Dhyana, and Samadhi.

Generally today, more emphasis is placed on Asanas (postures) with some importance given to Pranayam (breathing techniques).

What is special about our approach to Yoga: At AyurYoga, we recommend and teach specific Yoga techniques especially suitable for the individual, depending on his/her Prakruti (constitution) and Vikruti (imbalance), while taking into consideration all the eight limbs of Yoga.

This approach yields more precise results while saving our clients’ precious time, since they only need to focus on the Yoga exercises/techniques which are most suitable and beneficial for them, based on their health requirements.

In addition to drafting tailor-made Yoga programmes for our clients, we also conduct Yoga workshops for Yoga Teachers, to teach/demonstrate how they can apply the principles of Ayurveda in their Yoga practice/teaching.  This enables the Yoga Teacher/Instructor to derive maximum effect from their Yoga practice/teaching, thereby benefiting themselves and their students.