Yoga on the island of Krk
For some just an exercise, for others, a way of life. There are several types and subtypes of yoga, and which is the right choice for you depends on what you wish to accomplish. Some do yoga to lose weight, some wish to heal and recuperate, some use yoga to run away from the stress and some wish to find the deeper meaning and get to know oneself.
History and branches of yoga
The origin of yoga is lost in time. It is believed that the ancient wisdom, known as the “supreme life lesson”, had been discovered to the great Indian wise men several thousands of years ago. Yoga is an ancient system of physical and mental practices created during the Indus Valley Civilisation in South Asia. The base purpose of yoga is to stimulate harmony in the body, mind and the environment. Yoga pursues a complete system of physical, mental, social and spiritual development. The philosophy was carried down from headteacher to student for generations. First written documents on the practice of yoga appeared around 200 BC in Yogasutra by Patanjali.
Every branch of yoga has its own focus and characteristics. We have Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Jnana yoga and Tantra yoga.
The modern yoga developed by emphasizing the exercise, power, flexibility and breathing. It can improve one’s physical and mental wellbeing. There are many styles in yoga, none more authentic or superior to the other. It is key to choose the style that compliments your level of fitness.
Positive effects of yoga
– Better flexibility and balance of the body
– Better cardiovascular viability
– Better digestion
– Stomach tightness
– Better general muscle power
– Relaxing of the muscle strain
– Weight control
– Increase in energy
– Stronger immune system
– Releasing the stress due to emotional control
– Prevention and subsidence of stress-related disorders
– Intellectual improvement, leading to improved decision-making skills
– Life with a meaning, a purpose and a direction
– Inner peace
During the tourist season in the island of Krk, yoga is being held in the open. In Dražica, yoga takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:15-8:30 and it’s organized by Activity Center Krk. Surya yoga takes place Mondays and Fridays on the Medane beach, and Wednesdays in the Kanajt hotel, 8-9:30.
The new wellness oasis in the town of Krk, enrichening the offer of the new campsite, offers Thai yoga. Yoga can also be practiced in the fitness center Koralj in Krk.