What is Yoga?

“Yoga” comes from Indian philosophy. It literally means "union" and refers to the union of the individual's soul with the universal.

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Yoga is a low-impact exercise program designed to increase your strength, flexibiliby, and endurance, while simultaneously helping you quiet your mind so you can be a more mindful and aware person throughout your day. People of all fitness levels-complete beginner to extreme athletes-will find yoga both easily accessible and very beneficial. For many who practice (yogis), the mindful benefits of yoga ultimately outweigh the physical benefits.

Yoga is an ancient philosophy of life as well as a system of exercises. It encourages the union of mind, body, and spirit. According to Patanjali, author of the Yoga Sutras, "Yoga is the ability to focus the mind on a single point without distraction." Yoga is a physical discipline that uses the body and breath to develop self-awareness and mental clarity.