En­joy the ben­e­fits of Yoga in Daily Life

Central Leader - - HEALTH& WELL-BEING -

If you’ve de­cided this is the year that you’re go­ing to make your well­be­ing a pri­or­ity, then the Yoga in Daily Life Cen­tre in One­hunga pro­vides the per­fect start­ing point on your jour­ney to a hap­pier, healthier you!

The cen­tre opened its doors in 2010 and here they teach ‘Yoga in Daily Life’ – a holis­tic sys­tem of health de­vel­oped by In­dian yogi Paramhans Swami Ma­hesh­warananda.

Yoga in Daily Life man­ager and ex­pe­ri­enced teacher Bha­jan Ananda en­cour­ages those who have been want­ing to try yoga to come along and to not let a lack of fit­ness put them off!

‘‘It’s a com­mon mis­con­cep­tion that you have to be fit, young and flex­i­ble to en­joy the ben­e­fits of yoga, but that’s sim­ply not the case,’’ he says.

‘‘If you can walk you can do yoga.’’

At Yoga in Daily Life the teach­ers present a more tra­di­tional and holis­tic ap­proach to yoga, with a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent classes, in­clud­ing be­gin­ners and preg­nancy yoga, on of­fer seven days a week.

They try and keep it sim­ple – as yoga was orig­i­nally prac­ticed, with­out the use of mul­ti­ple props. This means that it’s easy for you to do yoga from the com­fort of your own home too.

‘‘Our prac­tice is very gen­tle on be­gin­ners and we don’t push peo­ple into any­thing they don’t feel com­fort­able with. We en­cour­age them to do yoga with aware­ness and re­ally lis­ten to their body.’’

Bha­jan is also keen for more Kiwi blokes to dis­cover the mul­ti­ple ben­e­fits of yoga. De­spite be­ing very pop­u­lar with males over­seas, men here are still a bit wary of com­ing along to a class, but are strongly ad­vised to give it a go.

He is cer­tain they will feel good af­ter they have done a class.

The next be­gin­ners course starts on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 12, so book now to se­cure your place.

The Yoga in Daily Life Cen­tre is lo­cated at 368 One­hunga Mall. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or class times phone 550 8040, email yo­gaindai­lylife@pl.net or visit www.yo­gain dai­lylife.org.nz/akl.

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