WHAT IS YOGA ?

The word "yoga" derives from the Sanskrit root yuj ("to yoke"); which is cognate to modern English "yoke", "jugal" and "jugum" in Latin . All derive from the Proto-Indo-European root *yeug- meaning "to join" or "unite". [1] It is generally translated as "union of the individual atma (loosely translated to mean soul ) with Paramatma , the universal soul." This may be understood as union with the Divine by integration of body, mind, and spirit. A committed practitioner of yoga is referred to as a yogi or yogin (masculine), or yogini (feminine). These designations are for serious practitioners, who have already made considerable progress along the path towards yoga.

Images of a meditating yogi from the Indus Valley Civilization are thought to be 6 to 7 thousand years old. The earliest written accounts of yoga appear in the Rig Veda , which began to be codified between 1500 and 1200 BC but had been orally transmitted for at least a millennium prior to this. The first quasi-rational, full description of the principles and goals of yoga is to be found in the Upanisads , thought to have been composed between 800 and 300 BC. The Upanisads are also called Vedanta since they constitute the end or conclusion of the Vedas (the traditional body of spiritual wisdom). In the Upanisads, the older practice of offering sacrifices and ceremonies to appease external gods gives way instead to a new understanding that man can, by means of an inner sacrifice, become one with the Supreme Being (referred to as Brahman or Mahatman ) -- through moral culture, restraint and training of the mind .

By controlling the breath and holding the body in steady poses or asanas, yoga creates harmony. Yoga practice consists of live key elements: proper breathing, proper exercise, proper relaxation, proper diet, and positive thinking and meditation. The exercises, or asanas, are designed to ease tense muscles, to tone up the internal organs, and to improve the flexibility of the body’s joints and ligaments.

Yoga in Bali combine the harmonically yoga lesson with the challenging surfing lesson at Padma Surf Community and complete your one day body works with special spa treatment in Bali Ratu Spa for relaxation.

Starting with yoga lesson in our studio at Bali Mandira Hotel, the exercise will guide you to harmonize your body and mind by controlling the breath and holding the body in steady poses or asanas.

After the class you can enjoy delicious Bali style breakfast to recharge your energy as a preparation for the next activity.

Padma surf Community will challenge you to stand up on the surf board and swirl on the waves of Legian beach. Feel the experience of surfing with Padma Surf Community. Surfing is fun !

After all those activities, you can relax your body by enjoying Spa and massage special treatment