ESSENCE OF YOGA

Energy flows where intention goes


In modern times we humans have been so used to being free that just the thought of isolation is frustrating. Unless we have a habit of a disciplined daily routine spending an hour in isolation is stressful. We are all so used to speed or running that even a small pause makes us restless and anxious.

Yoga is a lifestyle, destress with Yoga. When one understands the philosophy behind every yogic practice, be it the cleansing techniques, asanas, pranayama, or meditation exercises each one of these helps us to accept the present in totality with grace. In the meantime, it keeps you calm, energetic, and stress-free. Yoga makes lifestyle management a manageable task.

Prana – the vital energy is the source of all our activities. The simplest manifestation of prana is breath. It is the breath that connects the body to the mind. That is why any change in the mind activity like emotional variations for example anger, grief, or anxiousness alters the rhythm of the breath and we all notice it in terms of rapid breathing, shortness of breath, sigh, etc every time we go through it. Learn Yoga and practice it to get youthful skin, weight loss, and much more!

All yoga techniques are based on mindful manipulation of breath in one or the other way. This manipulation of breath changes the state of mind. For example, whenever you are angry or anxious if you are able to consciously breathe slowly, then the anger or anxiousness disappears. Therefore, the practice of yogasanas with total awareness of breath keeps you stress-free avoiding unnecessary thought processes. That is why, a great Yoga retreat is necessary for one's life.

There are a few important aspects of yogasana practice which makes it unique to any other form of physical culture. As mentioned, earlier awareness of the breath is the first. Secondly, the movement during asana practice should always be in synchronization with the breath meaning to say you move your body part as you breathe in or breath out. Every posture is more beneficial if you maintain the asana for a longer duration than repeating the asana many times. Focusing inwards or outwards either by closing your eyes or fixing it in a particular point is also important as it stimulates various other processes enhancing the benefit of the practice. The more comfortable you get in an asana the calmer you will be with a thoughtless mind.

Aadhara – vital points like the big toe, forehead, umbilicus, etc. in the body are also manipulated during the practice contributing to overall effects. The practice also activates the nadis and the chakras – energy channels in which the prana flows.

Regularity and consistency in practice is the secret. Therefore, just practicing yogasanas is all it takes to keep you calmer, happy, and stress-free. It could be the dynamic form – surya namaskar(sun salutations) or any simple yogic postures when practiced diligently with total awareness not only has the physiological and psychological benefits but also provides with the spiritual awareness which is the need of the hour in times of crisis. To conclude, a daily practice of yogasanas will keep you calm, happy, and stress-free without any extra efforts throughout the day. Stress relief is a major factor to take into consideration.

Hence yoga helps one to stay healthy while enhancing immunity in prevention and cure. It helps in balancing the emotions and contributes largely to maintain the mental health intact in the non-affected and affected to effectively deal with the challenges that would be around by the time the coronavirus crisis is over.

What is Ayurveda?

Practiced by the great sages of ancient India, Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of holistic medicine defined as Knowledge of Life (Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge). It describes the healthy and unhealthy state of life (mind and body) and describes the methods of balancing unhealthy conditions. Ayurveda focuses on the wellness of every person as a whole. Since the constitution differs from person to person, the wellness therapies also differ and are unique to every individual.

What is Naturopathy?

Human beings have remarkable recuperative powers that can heal the body on its own without external chemical or surgical interference, which simply suppresses symptoms but does not heal nor remove the root cause of the disease. Naturopathy seeks to heal the body by promoting its own internal processes. Naturopathy gives importance to internal hygienic conditions using healing therapies such as Dietetics, Hydrotherapy, Mud therapy, Reflexology, and Massage, among others.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a lifestyle, to be incorporated. It includes practices like Kriyas, Asanas, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Meditation etc.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a holistic energy healing technique where certified healer directs universal energy to the person who seeks healing. This restores your emotional, physical and spiritual energy.

What is included in your all-inclusive package?

If you choose our all-inclusive package, you will get a well-appointed luxurious room, Ayurvedic therapies, Naturopathic therapies ( hydrotherapy, massage, mud therapy, reflexology, dietetics) yoga sessions, acupuncture, all meals, all amenities, and a personal wellness consultation.

What types of food do you have?

Our culinary program is based on a wholesome, balanced and portioned diet. All of the food served at YO1 is locally sourced, organic, and sustainable. The ingredients that are used are free of harmful chemicals, alkaline, and genetic modification to create meals that promote an optimum state of health.

Where are you located?

We are located in the tranquil Catskills Mountains in Monticello, New York. Resting on over 1,300 acres of pristine landscape, including the historic and impressive Kutsher property, YO1 is easily accessible and offers guests the fresh air and serenity needed to make the profound changes in their lives that they are seeking.

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