Asanas
Pranayama
Savasana
Vegetarian Food
Meditation

 

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The 5 Points of Yoga

Learn yoga with the help of these five easy principles from Swami Vishnudevananda. They are a synthesis of the classical yoga teachings:

1. Proper exercise (Asanas)

Enhances the flexibility of the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The asanas improve circulation, massage the internal organs and improve organ function. A flexible and strong spine enhances blood circulation and keeps the body young and powerful.

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2. Proper breathing (Pranayama)

Connects the body to its battery, the solar plexus, which is an enormous reservoir of energy. Deep, conscious breathing boosts our daily energy reserves – stress and many diseases (for example, depression) can be alleviated in this way.

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3. Proper relaxation (Savasana)

If the body and mind are subjected to constant overload, their performance suffers. A few minutes of physical, mental and spiritual relaxation counteract worry and fatigue more effectively than several hours of uneasy sleep.

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4. Proper diet (vegetarian)

Is one that is simple, natural and health promoting, and can be easily digested and assimilated by the body. It consists of food products that have the most positive effects on the body and mind, while having the fewest negative effects on the environment and on other creatures.

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5. Positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta)

Are the keys to peace of mind. By controlling the movements of the mind, we can eliminate negative thought patterns and experience deep inner peace.

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