The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root "yuj"
meaning to yoke, attach, join, bind. Yoga is
therefore the union and integration of every aspect of a human being, from the
innermost to the external. It is a rich, time-honoured teaching on how we can
achieve physical health, psychological well-being and spiritual peace. It is a
path of self-discovery that leads to balance and harmony.
are numerous systems of yoga, each providing different ways to unify the
various aspects of ourselves. Hatha yoga is the system most familiar to
the Westerner. This branch of yoga uses physical poses, breathing techniques and
relaxation methods to explore the inner structures of the body, mind and spirit.
the hatha yoga system there are widely differing techniques and styles
of practice. It is important to take the time to find the method and the teacher
that is right for you.
is the oldest system of personal development encompassing body, mind, and spirit.
The origin of yoga goes back more than 5000 years. In the modern times, the value
of Yoga is being increasingly recognised for general health, and its preventive
and curative effects.
the practice of yoga we integrate all aspects of our being - physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual - and discover our connection to ourselves, to
others, to the universe.
affects every aspect of our being:
* it enhances every facet of physical
* the mind/body energy exchange supports a mental clarity and concentration;
* the strength improves posture/alignment to support our daily activities;
* the flexibility helps to prevent injuries and keeps us supple and youthful;
* the breathing practices are the foundation and the link between the mind
and the body, providing a valuable tool for releasing tension and reducing stress.
is a technique of personal development, and to find out what it is, the simplest
way is to take some classes.