The Practices of Yoga and the Benefits

At AWAKE we don't give you the answers, we give you the tools to discover your own answers.

 
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Yoga Asana: Postures in the body

Improves flexibility

Improves strength

Improves balance

Reduces stress and anxiety

Reduces symptoms of lower back pain

Increases energy

Decreases fatigue

Increases stamina

Increases stability and groundedness

 
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MEDITATION: Attending to one's inner self

Reduces stress, tension and restless thought patterns

Decreases worry and anxiety

Improves mood

Increases self-awareness

Improves attention span

Increases kindness

Can help with struggling addiction

Improves sleep

Lessens reactivity in situations

 
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Pranayama: regulation of breath through various techniques

Brings oxygen to the brain, spine and nerves which improves overall health of the body

Calms and balances nervous system

Releases toxins from body and aids digestion

Increases focus

Calms mind

Expands lung capacity

Increases relaxation

Increases vitality and energy

Reduces anxiety and depression

Increases awareness to the subtle body - energy body

 
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Kriya: kriya means action that is evolutionary. in yoga they are repetitive movements, mantra and breath practices that impact your being on the level of the mind, body and energy.

Releases stuck energy

Awakens dormant energy

Rewires brain

Resets nervous system

Shifts limiting thoughts

Balances subtle body

Creates a sense of stillness

Awakens intuition

 
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Mantra: sound vibration

Increases connection to one's heart

Focuses mind

Decreases stress

Increases endorphins

Balances the brain

Creates healing bridge between mind and heart

Increases awareness

 
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MUDRA: "Seal" or "gesture" that guides energy flow in the body and creates energetic seals

Connects us to the 5 elements: earth, fire, air, water, ether

Improves immune system

Assists with emotional state

Promotes mental clarity

Helps to raise energy when fatigued

Promotes courage and fearlessness

Calls us home into harmony


Want to learn more?

Click HERE to watch a short video on mantra.

Click HERE for a short video on kriya.