Yoga has been recognized and practiced for thousands of years in South Asia as a powerful complement to Ayurvedic medicine and healing.
Ayurveda and Yoga come from the same philosophical matrix. They examine the body/mind concept from the perspective of maintenance of health and treatment of diseases.
Yogic postures and breathing techniques have long been known for their health benefits. The 15th century “Manual on Yoga Practice”, the “Hatha Yoga Pradipika” states that “sturdiness, absence of disease and lightness” will be the result of the practice of postures (asana). Some of the Asanas do activate the endocrine system, which consists of ductless glands. This endocrine system is responsible for keeping all the vital organs healthy and functioning properly, and aims at the perfection of the body.
Apart from the curative value, Yoga brings tranquility and stillness into our lives. The two aspects of Yoga thus provide a powerful tool for coping with the physical and mental stress of modern day living.
Yoga practiced at Barberyn is mainly traditional Hatha Yoga (postures) with Pranayama (breathing). It is designed to awaken the Kundalini (third eye). This form of Yoga helps to elongate the spine. If one can keep the spine supple, it helps delay the aging process. “You are as old as your spine”.
Yoga is practiced in the morning and evening. We also organize Yoga classes for beginners and special yoga sessions from time to time. The physicians encourage guests to join at least one session every day. The class held on the roof top with a view of the ocean starts with the “Sun Salutation” and moves on to breathing exercises (Pranayama).The teacher demonstrates up to 12 different Asanas that will be practiced to keep the spine supple.
We also organize Yoga classes for beginners and special Ashtanga Yoga classes so our guests can enjoy different postures and routines. The yoga teachers at Barberyn will adapt their daily routine and postures according to the guests attending the class, so that they can get the maximum benefit.