Yoga is a discipline that has as its ultimate goal connecting body, mind, and spirit and finding a balance that helps us to live better, increase our awareness, and achieve and maintain a physical and emotional well-being.
A consistent practice, in fact, has benefits on our physical and mental health:
At UPMC Institute for Health Chianciano Terme, we offer different Yoga courses.
It derives from Hatha Yoga, in which asanas (positions) are maintained for 2-5 minutes while relaxing. Dedicating time to each position allows to learn the asana, helping the mind to relax while stimulating the prana (vital energy), until reaching deep relaxation. Yin Yoga is
This is a generic name for styles that include dynamic sequences called vinyasa. Compared to the more pleasant hatha yoga, asanas are maintained for a shorter time, and the energy is focused on the flow from one posture to another, creating a dynamic movement. Pairing asanas with movement and breathing circulates blood around all the joints. The heat generated during the practice helps to eliminate impurities, expelled from the body through sweat.
This practice is designed for people who have or who have previously experienced a physical, relationship, and psychological trauma or suffer from anxiety disorders or depression. It promotes balance in mind and body using breathing and meditation. Sometimes a conventional therapy based on speaking, memory, and mental processing may encounter some obstacles. Integrating these therapies with movement, breathing, and awareness sessions helps to remove or move barriers in a safe context, so that they can then be treated with traditional therapy, making the path more effective.