For me “The Yoga Effect” encompasses all that yoga is and the effect that it can have on you as an individual. I want everyone to experience the yoga effect – that feeling of “floating on air” after a class when you have released the tension from within the body. It is the most amazing sensation and my mission is that everyone experiences this at the end of their class.
The benefits of yoga are as diverse as it is old, and you will find huge amounts of research on the internet in support of this.
Yoga dates back more than 5000 years, but has changed more in the past 30 years than it has in its entire history. There is little mentioned in the history books about the physical practice of yoga, instead they describe the main aim of yoga is to calm the mind and bring about a sense of stillness and peace.
However in order to do this, we must first gain control of our bodies and this is where the physical practice comes in. But we must not forget that our ultimate goal is to gain a sense of balance and peace.
There are a several different schools of yoga, none are better or worse than any other, they just put a different emphasis on different aspects. The correct style of yoga is the one that is right for you, that you are interested in and want to practice.
My own experience leads me to the conclusion that you will take from yoga exactly what you need at any given point in your life.