What is yoga?

What is yoga?
It literally means "to yoke" or join the mind, body, and breath. A regular yoga practice grounds us and empowers us. It helps alleviate stress and bring balance into our lives. Getting quiet with the mind, body and breath helps us uncover our life's purpose.

Originating in India thousands of years ago, Yoga typically means 'union' between the mind, body and spirit. It involves the practice of physical postures and poses, which is sometimes referred to as 'asana'. As the name suggests, the ultimate aim of practicing Yoga is to create a balance between the body and the mind, and to attain inner wisdom. In order to accomplish it, Yoga makes use of different movements, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and meditation. Yoga is associated with a healthy and lively lifestyle with a balanced approach to life.

Studies in the field of medicine suggest that Yoga is the only form of physical activity that provides complete exercise to the body, because it massages all the internal organs and glands. This in turn reduces the risk of many diseases. Yoga can create a positive permanent difference to the lifestyle of anybody practicing it on a regular basis.

The amazing thing about Yoga is that its positive effects on the health and mind are visible over time. Another specialty about Yoga is its wide choice of asanas. Depending upon your stamina and overall health, you can choose from mild to high intensity asanas. There is no competition in Yoga. You always take it at your own pace.

If you are new to yoga or have been a longtime yogi, please join me on this amazing journey.
Namaste - meaning the light in me sees the light in you,