Five thousand years ago in a spiritual book called the “Bhagavad Gita,” there was mention of the word “Yoga.” Yoga literally means “union” in Sanskrit. The union of the mass consciousness and the union of the body with itself. Over the years, gurus and teachers alike who understood the spiritual elements as well as the anatomical benefits of yoga have created many different forms of yoga.
There are a few different types of yoga in the West today. They range from a vinyasa yoga, which is a series of movements that stretch and lengthen the body, to more serious forms like ashtanga and kundalini. I myself am a huge advocate of yoga and practice and teach a mixture of kundalini and ashtanga yoga. If you are interested in learning more about this, go to HelixandGene.com and take any of my yoga classes or feel free to do our wellness63 challenge.
Why ashtanga and kundalini? Ashtanga is the oldest form of yoga and focuses on long holds of certain poses over a long duration. Kundalini is the real science and metaphysics of yoga. It focuses on very specific sequences of movements and breathing to turn on the body’s energetic pathways.
The right instructor will help guide your body to total strength, stability and flexibility. If you are over 35 and are really interested in getting in the best shape of your life physically and mentally, then I strongly recommend yoga for you.
Sam is the CEO of HelixandGene.com. With over 18 years of experience in the health and wellness, Sam is an expert in these fields. He has worked both directly with clients as well as operating fitness centers. As a NASM and ISSA certified personal trainer, Sam brings years of experience to his writing.