Yoga is a system of exercise and healing that promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.  Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “yuj”, meaning to yoke, join or unite.  It implies joining or integrating all aspects of the individual – body, mind and spirit.  The whole system of Yoga is built on three main structures: physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation.  Developed in India over 5,000 years ago, this ancient branch of philosophy is both physical and spiritual in discipline.  Today, it is commonly used by people from all walks of life to achieve a happy, balanced, and gratifying life.

There are many benefits associated with the practice of yoga, including:

  • Improved muscle tone and flexibility
  • Increased strength and stamina
  • Reduced stress and tension
  • Corrected balance and coordination
  • Boosted focus, concentration and creativity
  • Weight loss
  • Improved circulation
  • Strengthened immune system