The Sanskrit word 'Yoga'
actually means 'alignment of mind, body, emotions, and spirit.'
In western terms, it is coordinated stretching and breathing exercise.
Yoga is really a heap of things, many of which are feelings of well
being that can't be talked or written about - but can be experienced!
Yoga is injury and pain prevention - It provides a counter stretching
mechanism to keep all muscles tendons toned, stretched, and balanced
evenly, preventing injury and discomfort, and providing relief
to existing conditions.
Yoga is stress control - yoga breathing techniques have proven
to reduce stress considerably.
Yoga is healing - yoga exercises help the bodies ability to deliver
blood, which contains oxygen and healing nutrients, to troubled
Yoga is self discipline - taking responsibility for our own health,
and our state of well being. It is an attitude that we are not victims
of circumstance, that we do have a say in the course of our lives
through applying our self discipline.
Yoga is a way of thinking - yoga is a way of feeling good, a way
of taking control of our physiological, emotional, and spiritual
Yoga is everyday life for every one, and every age.