What is Yoga?

Yoga is an ancient practice of approximately five thousand years and comes from what we know today as India. The texts were written in Sanskrit and its root "YUJ" means UNION, JOIN or MERGE. Yoga is a science that works on three levels of being: the mind, the body and spirit, the latter seen as the inner essence of each human being.

Yoga along with Ayurveda are sister sciences whose wisdom was collected in the Vedic texts. These sciences complement each other to provide comprehensive care to human beings. In the West, yoga works to connect the body, breathing and meditation, and Ayurveda to facilitate the processes that help keep humanity healthy, through its different physical, herbal, aromatherapy, and food therapies, among others. .

The science of yoga is collected in four main forms: Karma Yoga (Yoga of Action), Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of Devotion), Jnana Yoga (Yoga of Knowledge) and Raja Yoga (Yoga of royalty, it is a clear and well-defined for self-actualization). What we understand as Yoga in the West is derived from Raja Yoga and within it is Hatha Yoga, the most popular yoga in the West, known for the practice of asanas that are equivalent to postures, stretching, breathing, Pranayama and concentration, all of this contributing to lead the human being to states of relaxation and deep meditation to improve their physical and mental health.

Our Yoga for Health program collects the benefits of Hatha Yoga to share it with men and women on the path of physical, mental and emotional balance.

Hatha Yoga practices are especially indicated to combat stress, anxiety and depression, as well as other physical conditions.

yoga for health

Many times we see yoga or rather the practice of Yoga as something that is out of our physical reach or that is simply made for "different" people, however, the reality is the opposite, yoga has been conceived as a practice for all humanity with its physical, cultural differences and lifestyles and its common denominator is that it is aimed at all those who seek health and well-being, balance and physical, mental and emotional harmony.

Without delving into philosophical conceptions, which are highly respected and current, I share with you the importance of our YOGA FOR HEALTH program, a holistic approach that gathers the benefits of asanas, such as postures and consciously executed physical and mental movements, and their beneficial effect on the physical, emotional and mental body.

In principle I assure you that with the practice of yoga your physical and mental flexibility will improve and the body movements that radiate this tonicity will progressively benefit your mental and emotional patterns, if you are disciplined with your practice.

Therefore, YOGA FOR HEALTH is an alternative, among many others, to keep our physical, mental and emotional bodies in optimal conditions.

Physical Benefits of Yoga

  • Relieves back pain
  • tones the muscles
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Increases the elasticity of the body
  • Strengthens the muscles of the body
  • It enhances sleep quality
  • Frees the physical organism from emotional tensions
  • Build more self-confidence

General tips for practicing Yoga

  • Participate with an open mind.
  • Listen to your body when performing yoga practices.
  • Use common sense, stop any exercise as soon as you feel pain.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to make full movements
  • You should not feel any undue tension in your body or mind during the practice.
  • Yoga asanas or postures should be done on an empty stomach.
  • Mild pain is natural if your body is not used to exercising.
  • Do not compare yourself: each body is unique

Home Practices

These asanas require a previous warm-up, they will benefit you physically, emotionally and mentally, and remember to listen to your body.


Viparita Karani – Inverted Active Posture

It is one of the most calming and deeply restorative asanas. Benefits circulation and tired legs by elevating the feet and keeping the lower back on the floor. When you feel tired or low energy. Practice rhythmic breathing.

Utthita Marjaryasana (Extended Cat Pose)

It is a complete asana that tones the muscles of the lower, middle and upper back, working the abdomen and with it the transverse muscles that support the internal organs, the internal and external obliques, and also aligns the back.

Chakravakasana (Cow Cat Pose)

It benefits the area of the spine through flexion and extension movements, combining it with rhythmic breathing. It prevents back pain, provides flexibility to the area, tones the muscles, stimulates the circulation of the vertebrae and improves digestion.

Marjaryasana – cow pose
Bidalasana – Cat Pose

Savasana (dead man's pose)

It is a posture used at the end of yoga practice, it leads you to physical and mental relaxation, becoming aware of each part of your being. It is a restorative posture.

Adho Mukha Svanasana

This pose increases blood supply to the brain, helps stabilize blood pressure, and combats stress and anxiety. In addition, it stretches the entire spine with which, its regular practice, helps to relax the back and avoid lumbar and cervical pain.


Strengthens the legs, especially the calves and ankles. Stretches the groin, thighs, shoulders, and chest. It stimulates digestion, relieves constipation and maintains the proper functioning of the kidneys. It allows to work the sense of balance and coordination.