Yoga is the physical, mental and spiritual practice that aims at transforming the body and mind. The term Yoga is derived from the literal meaning of “yoking together”, but then progressed as the “yoking” of mind and body. In Vedic Sanskrit Yoga literally means to add, to join or to unite. Most people are familiar with Yoga meaning union. It is a state of “being” that takes place in the now (present). Its expression is a quality of pure awareness that dissolves our identification with the separate self and reunites us with that which we truly are. The ultimate goal of Yoga is “moksha” (liberation), though the exact definition of what form this takes depends on the philosophical system with which it is conjugated. Yoga is not a religion nor does it arise from a system of beliefs. It is a more like a scientific way to explore both the physical and non-physical and to discover the potential and possibilities of both.
The benefits of yoga include:
- Increased Flexibility
- Weight Loss
- Aide in back pain
- Feel more energized
- Improved Digestion and Circulation
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