YOGA
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A system of exercises that encourages the union of mind, body, and spirit. "yoga is the ability to focus the mind on a single point without distraction."  Yoga is a physical discipline;which uses the body and breathing to develop self-awareness and mental clarity.

While there are many different forms of Yoga, the purpose of all of them is the same - to achieve oneness with the cosmos. Yoga therapies at KALARICKAL AYURVEDA are personal and focused. You'll be guided through a routine that's designed for your age, ailments, body type and general condition.

Benefits of practicing yoga:

  • Brings balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit.
  • Mental stress, anxiety and strain relieving.
  • Improves the lung capacity and helps in treatment of Asthma.
  • To strengthen the body, flexibility range of motion and balance
  • To lower blood pressure
  • To revitalizes the body and mind
  • Slows heart rate
  • To increases blood circulation
  • Strengthens the body and tones muscles
  • Helps to detoxify system
  • Improves function of internal organs
  • Balances muscular system
  • Increases metabolism rate and energy consumption to help reduce fat.
  • Can help reduce depression, stress and insomnia
  • Fat reduction yoga sessions with some kalari exercises etc.

Here is a brief primer of five of the most popular types of yoga to help you get started and all of them can be broadly classified under the following 2 categories.

  1. Powerful and intense.
  2. Relaxing and soothing.

Ashtanga yoga: This power yoga is marked by a series of postures that flow together to create constant movement. The emphasis here is muscular endurance as well as flexibility and, with the thermostat cranked up, there is no shortage of sweat and heavy breathing. Even those with a strong base of fitness may find it difficult to complete every pose the first time out, especially if upper-body strength is lacking. This yoga suggested 8 stages of yoga to secure purity of body, mind and soul and final communion with god. These are

  1. Yama (Social discipline)
  2. Niyamaa (Individual discipline)
  3. Asanas(postures)
  4. Pranayama(Breath control)
  5. Dharana(concentration)
  6. Dhyana(Concentration)
  7. Pratyahara(Discipline of the senses) and finally
  8. Samadhi(Self realisation)

 

At KALARICKAL we practice and teach Ashtanga yoga which is also the most ancient yoga.

Bikram Yoga: This power yoga, a favorite among those who want to increase flexibility, is anchored by a series of 13 standing and 13 sitting asanas. Bikram yoga is believed to be an effective therapyfor some forms of arthritis and chronic back pain. Many Bikram yoga classes are conducted in temperatures of 80 to 100 degrees or higher, which may prove dangerous to those who are not acclimatized to extreme temperatures and heat.

Iyengar yoga: This relaxing yoga are for those interested in the perfection of form, Iyengar focuses more on the skeletal alignment with static poses and props to help correct the alignment.

Kundalini yoga: This power yoga concentrates on higher consciousness as well as greater flexibility. The cornerstone of this form of yoga is one’s energy force, or chakras, and the focus is on awakening these chakras.

Sivanada yoga: A gentle relaxing, soothing and meditative form of yoga, this type of yoga is great for beginners or those looking for a relaxing, stress-relieving class. Each of 12 poses comprising the Sun salutation are held for longer periods of time to increase the mind body connection and to allow ample time  for the body to adjust and the mind to relax into the pose.

Traditionally yoga gives four pillars to a complete life. They are called the chatur ayana (the four goals):

  1. Dharma: fulfillment of purpose in life.
  2. Artha: sustenance, money, livelihood, that which puts a roof over your head and food in your stomache.
  3. Kama: desire, pleasure, spouse and family, the joys of being alive.
  4. Moksa: spirituality, meditation, yoga, liberation

At Kalarickal ayurveda, you can learn how yoga can be practiced. Utilize the power of yoga and feel the difference. We provide different sessions personalized to suit the body needs of each individual.
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