Active Life for Healthy Days: Yoga

Society | October 4, 2002, Friday // 00:00

Yoga, was developed by the ancient sages of India and is a system of personal development encompassing body, mind, and spirit that dates back more than 5000 years. The aim of this integrated approach of mind and body control is ultimate physical health and happiness, together with mental peace and tranquillity. Yoga, is a Sanskrit word for "union", means an experience of oneness or union with your inner being (self).

Today, yoga is practised for general health, and for its preventive and curative effects. Yoga can be practised by anyone, at any age, It develops flexibility and muscular endurance and, like many of the martial arts incorporates techniques to relieve stress and bring the mind and body into harmony.

In the Western world Yoga is recognised mainly as Hatha Yoga which is a combination of Asanas (physical exercises and postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Meditation.

Yoga in Sofia:

**Greta Sport Fitness Complex **

The latter incorporates the Spartak Swimming Complex, with both indoor and outdoor pools.

Address: 4 Arsenalska Ulica
tel: (02) 653 015).

**Club Scorpion **

tel. 02/389314

**Spiritual Human Yoga Bulgaria **

Address: 80, "Tzar Asen" str.,entr.,B, ap.12, 1463 Sofia, Bulgaria
tel: +(359 2) 952 5810, +(359 2) 526 648;

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