What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient Indian spiritual discipline that has been traced back well over 5,000 years, and there is evidence that it may have been in practice perhaps even twice that long. The Yoga Sutra by Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita, both dating back to over 2,000 years ago, are among the earliest written accounts of what had previously been an oral tradition and guided students on spiritual growth and how to manage emotions and the human mind. These teachings remain the basis for yoga today, encompassing the physical practices, the meditative, and how to live one’s yoga on a day-to-day basis.
What is the physical side of Yoga practice?
The physical discipline of yoga is called Hatha Yoga and is comprised of a series of Asanas, or poses, that carry the intention of purifying the body and creating an emotional calmness while building physical strength and stamina. By leading you through these poses and teaching you to move with your breath (Pranayama), I can teach you open up the channels of the body to allow energy to flow freely, especially along the spine, which is the body’s main energy channel. In embracing in these timeless ways of the very first Yogis, your spirituality will deepen, your body will feel more full of life, and your mind will expand to new horizons.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
Here are just a few of the countless benefits of yoga: