Another yoga plus, as already mentioned above, is that most find their habits become healthier. Burgers and fries go on the back burner to be replaced by fresh fish and salad; fruit juice for coffee and dried cranberries for crisps. Yoga means ‘union’ – and once body, mind and soul are in union, change for the better comes in many ways.
Most yoga classes end with a fifteen minute session of Shavasana. The word literally means ‘dead man’s corpse’. This is where students lie on their backs with arms and legs spread out to allow the muscles to soften and the mind relax. Normally students stop hearing what the teacher’s saying within three minutes and drift into a Nirvana state of being. Some students end up snoring but many report finding solutions to troubling issues during these sessions.