In recent decades yoga has gone from being an Eastern teaching to become a fashionable sport. In an ever-more hectic world, many people long to find a way to slow down and achieve internal peace; they find it in the many different forms of yoga.
Bring body and mind into harmony
According to legend, some 2,000 years ago the Indian sage Patanjali compiled 195 instructions for the practice of yoga – the Yoga Sutra that even today serves as a philosophical guide to the movement and also contains the eight pillars of yoga:
- Yamas: approach to one’s surroundings
- Niyamas: approach to oneself
- Asanas: approach to one’s body
- Pranayama: approach to one’s breathing
- Pratayahara: approach to one’s senses
- Dharana: concentration
- Dhyana: meditation
- Samadhi: inner freedom
Today most yogis and yoginis mainly practise the asanas, a set of positions that strengthen the body. There are however numerous different styles of yoga that emphasise many different aspects.
Yoga retreat at the Posthotel Achenkirch in Tirol
Unlike other fitness programmes, yoga involves more than just body movements. Yoga forms a connection between body and mind and helps direct the attention inwards. Regular yoga thus not only makes the body more flexible, but the thought processes too.
Together with experienced yoga trainers, we regularly offer yoga seminars over several days at our sports hotel on the Achensee. Our yoga courses are suitable for both beginners and the more advanced. The movement and meditation exercises are adapted to individual abilities.