What yoga is
Movement, stillness, breath and unity of being
Many people associate yoga with advanced physical poses performed by experienced and highly flexible individuals. The physical part is definitely a crucial part of yoga but isn’t everything. Having been practiced in the east for thousands of years, Yoga as an tradition arose in ancient India to train both the mind and the body. The essential goal of yoga is to unite the physical with the spiritual.
Yoga contains different parts that tackle different areas of ones immediate reality. The physical positions and exercises are generally referred to asanas and the breathing techniques are known as pranayama. Alongside the manipulation of the body and breath, there are also various meditation and relaxation techniques to liberate and unite the physical with the mind and spirit.
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