Upa-Yoga essentially means “sub-yoga” or “pre-yoga”. Because of its many immediate and evident benefits, the word Upa Yoga in Indian languages is commonly used to denote “usefulness.”
Upa-Yoga is a very effective process; a simple yet powerful system of practices that activate the joints, muscles and energy system. It is an introductory system of practices that activates the body, mind and energies, allowing one to live a complete physical life.
Based on a sophisticated understanding of the body’s mechanics, Upa-Yoga brings great ease to the whole system.
Within the human system, the energy flows along 72,000 pathways called nadis. At the joints, the nadis form energy nodes, making the joints storehouses of energy. Upa-Yoga activates this energy and also lubricates the joints, creating an instant sense of alertness and liveliness.
Regular practice of Upa-Yoga provides numerous benefits:
- Relieves physical stress and tiredness
- Strengthens the joints and muscles
- Rejuvenates the body after periods of inactivity
- Negates the effects of jet lag and long travel
Watch the video below to learn more about Upa-Yoga.