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What Is Yoga?

"Yogash citta vritti nirodhah."

Yoga is the cessation of thought waves in the mind.

~Sutra 1.2 from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

Yoga is an ancient holistic discipline practiced for mental and physical health, self realization, and spiritual enlightenment.

Throughout the seasons of life, yoga can become like a true friend. A dependable, supportive, insightful companion that offers endless insight and practical uses to answer questions, stay grounded, recover, and grow.


Practices of Yoga include physical poses and movements (asana), breathwork (pranayama), chanting (mantra), meditation (dhyana),

self study (svadyaya), and selfless service (karma yoga), among many others.


The eight limbs of Classical Ashtanga (ashta = eight, anga = limb) Yoga (union) are:

1) Yamas - Ethical Restraints

2) Niyamas - Ethical Observances

3) Asana - Seat, physical postures

4) Pranayama - Breath control and expansion

5) Pratyahara - Sense Withdrawal

6) Dharana - Concentration

7) Dhyana - Continuous focus, Meditation

8) Samadhi - Absorbtion, Oneness, Pure Consciousness


Benefits of a Regular Yoga Practice
Modern science has proven many physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of a regular yoga practice including:

Increases flexibility and range of motion
Increases muscle strength and tone
Improves balance
Mental focus, increasing clarity and productivity
Addresses issues of fatigue and insomnia
Produces a sense of calm and peace in the mind
Increases confidence and self-esteem
Builds awareness for personal growth and transformation
Benefits interpersonal relationships
Assists in value clarification and improves decision making
Strengthens Spiritual convictions
Encourages self love and self care
Turns frowns upside down

"If you work on Yoga, Yoga will work on you."
- Baba Hari Dass

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