A short history of Yoga
Understand the origins of your practice and learn were it all began
Yoga is a very popular exercise, especially in pop culture. We often see celebrities preaching about the benefits of Yoga and owe their slim, tones physiques to the practice of Yoga. Yoga is not something, which is new, and modern as you may initially think, it has in fact been around longer than your ancestors.
Yoga is most commonly recognised for the postures and shapes it can bend its practice into. But don’t allow yourself to think Yoga is all-physical as this is merely one dimension of this incredible practice.
In religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism the Word Yoga means ‘spiritual discipline’.
Lets begin with the definition of Yoga, Google defines Yoga as a ‘A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.’ Evidence of Yoga postures were found on artefacts that date back to 3000 B.C. Thought to be roughly 5000 years old, Yoga originated in ancient India with the aim of attaining a permanent state of peace and open mindedness in order to experience one’s true self of being, but importantly to give us tools to handle life when it can present as challenging.
Like everything Yoga has developed over time and has gained many more strings to its bow. Today Yoga has become a universal language of spiritual exercise to improve the health and spiritual well being of people who practice it.
‘The ultimate goal of Yoga is to unite oneself with the universe’
So how did Yogalates come about and what is it? Well the Yogalates method is a comprehensive exercise system, which successfully fuses the practices of Yoga and Pilates. It is the brainchild of Louise Solomon and took birth in the creative healing hub of Byron Bay NSW Australia. Since its inception Yogalates has steadily gained popularity and an International reputation as being a method that makes the disciplines of Yoga and Pilates easily available to anyone. It is offered as classes, personalized sessions, workshops, teacher training programs, presentations, and retreats and through the popular range of award wining workouts now available through our on demand studio world wide through Louise’s website yogalatesacademy.com
‘Yogalates makes the disciplines of Yoga and Pilates easily available to anyone’
Now you know a little more about Yoga and Yogalates maybe you quite fancy giving it a try! There are many classes you can attend where you will feel comfortable and at ease in visiting us at our local studios or sign up online. What have you got to loose!