Yoga is a practice of both the body and mind that began about 5,000 years ago. In the West, yoga began to gain popularity in the late 19th century. Yoga is now widely known for its postures (asanas), but they were not at all a part of India's original yoga traditions. Physical training was not the goal there; instead, the focus was on developing spirituality through breathing and mind exercises (though, now, yoga does not require you to be religious).
The father of classical yoga is Patanjali, who wrote the famous Yoga Sutras. These are the scriptures that provide a framework for developing a mastery of the practice, as well as explaining how to possess the mind, control emotions, and develop spiritually. This is one of the most practical yoga texts that anyone can use in daily life.
Some people mistakenly think that they need to be young and flexible to start yoga, but that's like thinking that you should know how to dance before attending a dance class. Feel free to get started and try; you'll soon notice how practicing yoga can help you become softer and more flexible, with a more open mind.
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Come and listen to Herbazen's interviews, which you can find on our YouTube channel, our Facebook page, or on Spotify. We have quests that are only conducted in Estonian, but there are also quests for those who speak English. You can tell the difference by the title of the links. The aim of these interviews is to bring yoga lovers closer to all of us by conducting weekly live conversations on our Facebook page, mainly focusing on yoga coaches and enthusiasts. We discuss the journey of finding ourselves, the philosophy of life, and the world of thought. The conversation is immediate, and no one answers questions at home. We really are prompt and fully present through the screen :)
Yoga classes for English speakers as well
Summer classes happen only in Tantsugeen, and are held online.
Tuesday: 5.30pm Tantsugeen
Wednesday: 12pm Tantsugeen
+ 7 day window to rewatch.