At Kathmandu Center of Healing, yoga is about balance.

Yoga teaches you how to use your body and breath to restore balance in all the layers of yours being. We guide you in your yoga practice to strike a balance between strength, stamina, flexibility and awareness.

Hatha yoga

  • Hatha yoga is a physical and psychological discipline that combines the learning and practice of postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama) and relaxation /meditation.
  • The practice of yoga is suitable for both young and old and for people from all walks of life.
  • Hatha yoga is a holistic practice and releases endorphins in the brain as well as any other regular exercise program. Yoga postures stretch, extend, and flex the spine, while exercising muscles and joints, keeping the body strong and supple. When done in conjunction with breathing techniques, hatha yoga postures stimulate circulation, digestion and the nervous and endocrine systems.
  • The postures range from the basic to the complex, from the easily accomplished to the very challenging. While the movements tend to be slow and controlled, they provide an invigorating workout for the mind and body, including the internal organs.
  • Relaxation and awareness are key to the practice and enable lasting benefits.
  • Classes run for 60 to 75 minutes. Loose comfortable clothing should be worn and some warm layers for the relaxation.

Ashtanga Yoga Class

  • Ashtanga means 8 limbed and refers to the eight fold path of practice created by the yogic sage Patanjali. The path of practice includes ethical codes of personal and social behaviour as well as practices of physical, mental and sensorial discipline to lead us to self evolvement and realisation.
  • Ashtanga Yoga in the Mysore tradition is an application of the teachings of Patanjali by K.Pattabhi Jois.
  • Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic flow of asana or postures. Each movement is coordinated with breath, a conscious control of energy flows within the body and a focused gaze.
  • The postures themselves offer the same benefits as found in Hatha yoga but are in a more dynamic presentation.
  • Classes run for 75 to 90 minutes. Loose comfortable clothing should be worn and some warm layers for the relaxation.

“The Kathmandu Center of Healing” offers students a spiritual approach to these scientific methods of facilitating the healing of others, the roots of which is self-evolvement and strikes a balance between practice, experience, and theory.

Body the First step

Body is a temple, consciousness abides body and experiences the material and spiritual dimension of existence. Without a healthy body neither spiritual nor material pursuit is possible. Thus, purification of the body and maintaining health is the foremost important segment in a Hatha Yoga.

Body needs: Natural foods, Clean air, pure drinking water, cardiovascular exerciser and deep sleep to maintain its health.

Asana plays a vital role to keep the body in a good shape, yet food is the body’s fundamental foundation, as in yoga physical body is said to be a Annamayakosha..(the food body), it means body is made out of the food we eat. There is a saying you become what you eat.

Green Vegetables, Leafy green, Cereals and Fruits are the food given to us from Nature. It has everything we need from protein, carbohydrate, Vitamins and Minerals. And food must be easily digestible. It is understandable that mother of all disease is indignation. Processed food, inorganic foods and false food such as drugs whether socially accepted can cause disease in the body.

Purification of the body can also be done with Six Cleaning acts known as Shathakarma.

Management of natural food according to your body’s nature, slow yet long and deep breathing, cardiovascular exercise along with good stretch, hydrating and deep sleep is first responsibility or duty of a Hatha Yoga practitioner.

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