Hatha Yoga is a well-developed system for maintaining ourselves in the best physical and mental condition.

It is a technique that helps us to go within, to harmonize our personality, cleanse our body and mind, and to finally reach a state of wellness.

As one becomes involved in the Yoga postures, mental and emotional tension is released and spiritual awareness is achieved.

Yoga postures, in and of themselves, are not enough to promote complete physical, mental emotional, and spiritual development. At the Devanand Yoga Center you will find a variety of techniques from different paths of Yoga, coordinated to awaken your spirit to a higher plane.

• Yoga improves posture, increases the intake of oxygen, and enhances the functioning of the respiratory, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and elimination systems.

• In the Yoga practice, deep breathing plays a vital role; it helps make the body more alkaline. The acid/alkaline ratio is crucial to good health. 80% alkaline and 20% acid is considered perfect. Over-acidity can be harmful for bones and tissues, leading to fatigue, arthritis, dulled mentality, headaches, and even depression.

• Yoga practitioners claim that a regular Yoga routine has helped them with pain associated with osteoarthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

• Hypertension can be controlled with Yoga.

• A Stanford University review of the research on complimentary treatments found that mind-body techniques, like Yoga, are efficacious as complementary treatments for disease and related disorders of bones and muscles.

• The Roosevelt University Stress Institute in Chicago, have found that Yoga stretching reduces physical stress, while increasing physical relaxation.

• Yoga is highly recommended for people in competitive, stressful working environments, for those suffering from headaches, back aches, allergies, and asthma.

• Yoga’s effects on the emotions are equally beneficial; calming the mind, attuning us to the environment, and diminishing insomnia caused by mental restlessness.

• Yoga gives you the capacity to face life’s challenges, because through it you learn that your mind is stronger than you think. You learn better how mind and body work together.

• When into an Asana, you concentrate on a total awareness of your energy and how it flows.

• The regular practice of Yoga leads you toward longevity and well being.