Yoga

“Yoga is the cessation or inhibition of the fluctuations and variations of the mind.”
– Patanjali

 

The word Yoga in Sanskrit means “union,” “harmony,” or “integration.”  It is both a philosophical system and science of self-awareness. This understanding of yoga is the foundation of our Yoga Kona Hawaii practice.

Learn more about the physical and mental benefits of starting a regular yoga practice and how it can help you cultivate greater strength, flexibility, awareness, and inner peace. 

Private Yoga Sessions with Iris

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3PM

1 session $75

Monthly 1X week $288

Monthly 2X week $544

 

 

If you feel a sense of disconnection, suffer from turbulent emotions, or have a mind which simply won’t stop, Bodhidevi can help. We strive to provide the best yoga Kona Hawaii can offer.

Yoga is a process through which one can learn how to live an integrated life, reaching a state of consciousness in which fluctuations of the mind – thoughts and emotions – cease.

We can then perceive our true Self, the source of all creation. This Self has many names depending upon the religious tradition: “God,” “Goddess,” “Brahman,” “Allah,” “Jah,” and “Buddha.”

The ultimate goal of yoga is to attain a direct experience with this true Self. Interim goals are peace, balance, and contentment. Patanjali, the creator of yoga, describes an eight-step process. The process is known as the eight limbs, or in Sanskrit, Ashtanga (ash=eight and anga=limbs). They involve disciplining the mind and body to break one’s identification with the false self (the egoic mind) so you can awaken to yourself.

Benefits of a regular yoga practice:

  • Balances and revitalizes the body, mind, and spirit
  • Increases range of motion and balance
  • Calms the mind, reducing stress and anxiety
  • Slows heart rate
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases circulation
  • Strengthens and tones muscles
  • Detoxifies system
  • Improves function of internal organs
  • Increases metabolism and energy
  • Fights depression and insomnia