The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit, which means union. Yoga is the union of the body, mind, and Spirit. Yoga can lead to improved health, mental clarity, and emotional well-being. Research shows that yoga helps manage and control anxiety, fatigue, stress, depression, headaches, back pain, blood pressure, joint pain, circulation, and more. Yoga can be practiced by anyone and works within all levels of strength and flexibility. All yoga poses can be modified to suit any body type and range of motion. Yoga can improve your quality of life by promoting a restful sleep, assist with weight loss, and promote healthy life habits. Yoga not only improves the musculature and skeletal system, but also works on the digestive, nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.
Originally developed as a system to make the body strong and healthy enough to enable mental awareness and spiritual enlightenment. A typical hatha yoga routine consists of a sequence of postures (asanas) designed to work all parts of the body, with particular emphasis on making the spine supple and healthy, increasing circulation, and improving mental awareness. Hatha yoga utilizes the breath in sequence with the postures reducing tension in the body, stress and anxiety, increasing balance, muscle length and strength, as well as, focus and mental clarity.
Pranyama & Mantras
The objective of Pranayama is to attain complete control of the Prana. It is the breathing process or the control of the motion of inhalation, exhalation and the retention of vital energy. Prana strengthen and irrigate the body maintain continuity. A Pranayama practice teaches the balance between effort and effortlessness and develops mental concentration and clarity, along with vibrant good health. It helps you prepare to sit for meditation.