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Marga Yogas holiday focuses on learning the basic postures of Hatha yoga (asana) and basic pranayama (breathing exercises) techniques, while relaxing in beautiful surroundings. Marga Yoga is a center for those looking for a way to restore balance and bring harmony to their lives. Marga means the path and it refers to the spiritual path. It is a unique journey for everyone; a journey of discovery, learning and creating positive change in ones life. Situated in one of the quietest and most beautiful locations on Koh Samui, Marga Yoga offers you an opportunity to escape from your busy life through yoga and various therapies.
Options for the accommodation at Marga Yoga include a tipi tent, a beach bungalow or a garden bungalow.
Yoga is a system based on different techniques by which the body is kept healthy and strong and by which it is possible to prevent various ailments, as well as to facilitate healing. Illnesses are due to different reasons; from lack of exercise to the wrong diet, poor sleep patterns, poisoning of the body with the intake of harmful substances, and also by having negative thoughts, mental disorders, and anxiety. Yoga changes the mind patterns which lead to disease, therefore allowing a spontaneous healing of the body. Yoga brings health, balance, energy, and peace of mind.
The benefits of yoga have been demonstrated physically in the respiratory system by slowing down the respiratory rate; in the circulatory system by stabilizing the action of the heart and by reducing blood pressure; in the muscular system by increasing flexibility and improving posture; by regulating the action of the endocrine system and the digestive system. Yoga is also used as a supplementary therapy for a variety of diseases, as well as in rehabilitation centers to help with addictions. It is, therefore, a practice which affects each system of our body, as well as the mind.
Kriyas (cleansing techniques), asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, and proper diet are essential to keep the body and mind free from disease. Balance and flexibility are the main benefits of yoga one can think of. It is not intended only for the body, but for the emotions too.
By practicing yoga, one becomes more flexible; a flexible body relates to a flexible mind, as tension manifests in the body as pain and in the mind as stress. This happens when the energy in our body does not flow freely; by practicing yoga one removes blocks in the flow of prana and the body becomes healthier. One's choices in diet will also change, switching to healthier options.
Classes include pranayama techniques, asana, and relaxation and last 2 hours. These are open classes (Sivananda) and they are suitable for the majority of people.
Simona started practicing meditation in her home town in Italy in 1990. She took her first Thai massage course in northern Thailand in 1997 and immersed herself in different meditation techniques in Bali. She also studied Thai massage in Chiang Mai and in Bangkok. Later on, she opened a Thai massage school and yoga center in Dublin. She also opened a yoga studio in Taling Ngam. She provides yoga classes and hosts retreats for groups in and outside of Thailand.
The yoga center is situated by the beautiful Taling Ngam beach in Koh Samui.