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Yoga balances you, reduces tensions and calms the mind. It brings fresh energy and focus into your life and teaches you to live in the now.

Multiple life burdens take their toll. Having still sufficient time for family, friends and hobbies, next to our daily work, is a challenge for many of us. This leads to stress and often results in physical ailments such as muscle tensions, digestion problems and back pains.

When practicing Yoga one spends time with oneself – the inner most self - while working on, listening to and understanding the body, mind and emotions. In the long-term this will lead to more stability and calmness. Or, how B.K.S. Iyengar defines it: «Yoga allows you to achieve a sense of wholeness in your life, where you do not feel like you are constantly fitting broken pieces together. Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life».

Spend time for Yoga now, so as to have more time for yourself in the future. 

It's not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it.

Seneca

Ageing does not only depend on ones chronological age, but rather on several different factors such as genetic disposition, life circumstances, nutrition and physical activities.

As a popular saying goes: “If you don’t use it, you lose it” the secret to a lasting vitality is the regular exercising of the body and mind.

With Yoga one can maintain and improve one’s health in age. Body postures (Asana) and breathing techniques (Pranayama) help to improve step by step the flexibility, muscle power and lung capacity. They fuel the main glands, nerves and organs with fresh blood. Additionally, they help to keep one alert and attentive.

Research studies show that a regular gentle Yoga program combined with meditative breathing techniques increases the activity of the Telomerase and therefore slows down the cell aging. The Telomerase is an Enzyme of the nucleus that restores the ends of the chromosomes, which get smaller every time a cell splits itself.

Thanks to the small groups at the yoga place, we can adjust the body postures based on your needs. That way, you can gently practice in your own capacity.

I started to practice Yoga after my retirement. It keeps me in shape plus my body alignment and strength have improved – despite my age! Besides, I meet many new interesting people.

Monika, 70

Many sports strain the body unilaterally. Often there is not enough time or determination, especially when it comes to amateur athletes, to practice some countervailing or regenerating exercises after the training session.

This repeatedly leads to uncomfortable injuries or a pulled muscle. Those athletes, who practice Yoga on a regular basis, become more flexible and strengthen and regenerate overstrained or unused parts in the body.

Through Yoga, they increase their concentration capabilities and enhance their awareness – these are, next to a regular training session, important factors for success in sports. 

Yoga brings the perfect balance next to my regular training. It increases my strength, stamina, and enhances my lung volume, flexibility and concentration.

Joerg, 38

About 45% of all absences from work are due to injuries on the musculoskeletal system, especially on the back.

A study of the University of Washington shows, that 80% of all the study’s participants were able to refrain from painkillers if they practised Yoga once a week for one hour.

Yoga is aimed at a broad audience. When it comes to physical ailments, the question if and how Yoga can help arises. As diverse as physical ailments are, as varied are the prescribed Yoga postures in Yoga Therapy.

The Asana is adapted to the student’s problems. The use of Yoga props and the length of time one has to stay in a particular Asana are crucial here. At the yoga place we integrate you in our group classes, if possible, or we work with you in a special group or a private class.

Meanwhile, Yoga is often integrated in many holistic therapies for different diseases such as back and shoulder pain, multiple sclerosis, cancer, depression, panic attacks, stress etc..

Science is also conducting research in regards to Yoga. The University of Oslo for example proved in one of its studies that Yoga has an influence on the immune system. Researchers discovered that Yoga changes 111 genes concerning the immune system. Music and walks in the park on the other hand change only 38 genes. Another study of the University of Washington shows Yoga’s positive influence on back pains. 80% of the survey members were able to do without painkillers after they practiced Yoga on a regular basis for half a year. 

Source: plosone.org

Doctors sent me with my back pain to physiotherapy and fitness studios to build up my back muscles – without substantial success. Only since I started to practice Yoga at the yoga place do I experience complete pain-free times again.

Priska