The term "yoga" comes from a Sanskrit word meaning "union." Yoga involves the practice of physical postures and poses intended to promote the union of mind, body and spirit. In order to accomplish this, yoga makes use of different postures and movements (asanas), breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and meditation. Yoga is associated with a healthy and lively lifestyle and with a balanced approach to life.
Having originated thousands of years ago in ancient Inda, Yoga is humankind's oldest continuing physical discipline. Regular practice brings stability to the body and quiets the mind. It increases strength and flexibility while alleviating stress. Studies in the field of medicine suggest that yoga is the only form of physical activity that provides complete exercise to the body, because while it lubricates the bodies joints, ligaments and tendons, it also massages the internal organs and glands. This in turn reduces the risk of many diseases.
Yoga can create a positive permanent difference to the lifestyle of anyone practicing it on a regular basis.
Mary Maitri Farel, C.Y.T. teaches yoga at Stone Ridge Healing Arts.
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