Yoga has been used as a tool to rejuvenate the human body through the ages. Yoga Asana is able to give the best organic vigour to the entire body. The centuries-old Eastern practice can be performed at Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Pranburi under the watchful instruction of our qualified master.
Intro to Yoga Asanas
Although some people tend to think of yoga as just another form of exercise, the truth is that it’s far more than just a way to exercise and get yourself in better shape. While it is definitely capable of that, the real purpose of yoga is to unite your mind, body and soul and essentially become one with the universe. The primary path to this is through yoga asanas. Technically, a yoga asana can also be referred to as a yoga pose or posture. However, this is simplifying things and runs the risk of again making you think of an asana as an exercise.
What is a Yoga Asana?
The traditional definition of an asana referred specifically to any number of specific sitting postures. In these asanas, the purpose was to sit in a position that was both firm and relaxed. Although the term asana is now applied to standing postures and those performed while lying down, the goal of all yoga asanas is still the same.
Asanas are meant to promote improved mental, physical and spiritual health by placing the body in a position that allows you to better focus on concentration, relaxation and self-awareness. While it is true that these positions allow you to build up strength, get in better shape and overall improve your physical health, the purpose of an asana isn’t the same as an exercise.
With yoga asanas, the goal is to have to put in effort in order to put your body in the specific asana position and then relax your body. Concentration and self-awareness is of the utmost importance, as the point is to stay relaxed while at the same time ensuring that you continue to focus on keeping your body in the correct posture and breathing properly.
Some yogis refer to asanas as focusing on balancing ease and effort. You put in the effort to achieve the position in the same way that you need to put in the effort to achieve your life’s goals. However, you also need to remember to balance this effort with relaxation in order to ensure that you actually enjoy your achievements.
Whereas other exercises focus on repeated movements or strenuous activity to help get you in better shape, yoga asanas allow you to get in shape by continually and gradually pushing your limits over time. Each time you put yourself into the asana position should require you to put in an effort, no matter how many times you’ve done it. This means you should focus on pushing yourself a little bit further and stretching more each time until you just pass the point where you’re comfortable. As soon as you reach this point, you can then relax in order to balance out your effort. By pushing your body in this way, you’ll quickly build up more mental and physical strength while also helping to open and expand your mind.
Eagle pose, warrior pose, camel pose and downward facing dog—there are a huge range of different yoga asanas, which can differ quite a bit depending on which particular school of yoga you practice. Nonetheless, all of them work on the same basic principle. By making sure to focus on your body and mind and balancing effort with relaxation, yoga asanas can quickly make you not only stronger physically, but also mentally and spiritually.
At Aleenta we believe that each individual is unique, each one has a story. Each guest’s needs, objectives are assessed upon arrival, through a personal consultation. Our experienced practitioner will then design a specific program to support your journey to living in balance during your resort retreat.
Yoga Retreat Resort
This boutique Hua Hin Resort and Spa features 25 unique residence, most with a private pool. Each suite is located within steps of the beach and offers commanding views of the stunning sunrise sea view of the Gulf of Thailand. Situated on the pristine and golden sand stretch of Pak Nampran Bay, Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa is a 2.5 hour drive south of Bangkok.
The main resort, located on the beach, features white-washed buildings with thatched roofs, amid swaying palms. The picturesque Resort Wing offers a variety of residence, suites and villas, steps away from the seashore and complete with private plunge pools. The Frangipani Wing accepts children of all ages, while the Aleenta Wing is adults only. Nearby, the whitewashed Chaba Villa, 2 to 4 Bedroom Villas are intimate hideaway with ocean views, another 4 Bedroom Villa shares a large living room and beautiful private garden.