What is Yoga?

So What is Yoga, really?

Yoga is an ancient and self-empowering healing discipline from India that offers a broad range of tools for supporting health, healing and personal transformation. It is a holistic system designed to address the needs of the individual at every level — physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.   It is ultimately a Science of the Self , and there is no pre-requisite required to begin practicing Yoga.  Yoga is for every Body.

Ultimately, Yoga is about feeling better.  And sustaining an authentic connection to yourself so that you may act accordingly.

It is about YOU and for YOU.

This holistic, all-encompassing approach to the human system is the source of yoga’s profound healing potential. It can be a particularly powerful support when adapted to the needs and capabilities of each individual.

The multidimensional tools used in the Yogic system include:

  • physical postures or āsana
  • conscious breathing techniquesor prāṇāyāma
  • meditative practices
  • guided self-inquiry
  • visualization
  • use of vocal sounds and chanting
  • study of the philosophical texts

Yoga really works!  It provides support by empowering the individual to participate in life, healing, and transition.  Some of the benefits include, but are not limited to

*improves current health and well-being

• prevents illness and injury

• increases flexibility and strength

• reduces pain and discomfort related to a wide range of various chronic ailments or

conditions

• helps overcome physical or emotional trauma

• assists in recovery from illness, injury, addiction and other health concerns 

• alleviates stress and stress-related problems

• can stabilize mental and emotional challenges and help ease depression, anxiety,

and psychological trauma

• helps in managing and coping with life-threatening illness

• can support women through many life changes, including PMS, pregnancy, and

menopause

• enhances quality of life and improvement of relationships

• increases attention and focus

• increases energy and vitality

• improves personal and professional productivity

• addresses the special needs of the differently-abled

• guides in the process of self discovery and personal transformation

• provides an avenue for spiritual growth

• Reduce symptoms

• Manage illness

• Promote healing

• Support lifestyle changes

• Manage chronic disease

• Improve overall health and well-being

• Complement an existing state of health or wellness program

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