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isha upa yoga

Isha Upa Yoga is a simple yet powerful system of exercise that activates the joints, muscles, and energy system.


Based on a sophisticated understanding of the body’s mechanics, Upa Yoga dispels inertia in the body’s energy and brings ease to the whole system.

Within the human system, the energy flows along 72,000 pathways called nadis. At the joints, the nadis meet and form nodes, making the joints storehouses of energy. Isha Upa Yoga activates this energy and also lubricates the joints, creating an instant sense of alertness and liveliness.

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.”

Isha Upa Yoga has numerous benefits:

 -Relieves physical stress and tiredness

 -Strengthens the joints and muscles

 -Rejuvenates the body after periods of inactivity

 -Negates the effects of jetlag and long travel

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