The practice of yoga is an art and science dedicated to create union, between body, mind and spirit. Yoga is spiritual but not religious. It adheres to the belief that some type of universal or divine force that is larger than the individual "ego-self" is the underlying truth of all existence . Yoga never claims that this force has to be represented by any deity or religion.
I would like to share some of the many different interpretations of the Sanskrit word "Yoga" one is " To come together". " to unite". "To tie the strands of the mind together " "union of body, mind and soul"
There are many ways of understanding yoga, it has it's roots in India, but it's content is universal, because it is about the means by which we can make changes, we desire in our lives." Doing an action in a proper way, that's yoga"
Yoga attempts to create a state in which we are always present, really present, in every breath, action, in every moment.........
It is not necessary to subscribe to any particular idea of God, in order to follow the yoga path... It only require us to be present in our actions and life...and we will start discovering something new.
The foundations of yoga philosophy were written down in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This sacred text describes the inner workings of the mind and provides an 8 step blueprint for controlling its restlessness so as to enjoying inner, lasting peace.
We can begin practicing yoga from any starting point, no prerequisites, but we must incorporate all aspects of ourselves and do so step by step....The Yoga Sutra emphasizes all aspects of human life, including our relationships with others, our behavior , our health, our breathing, and our meditation path.....
Asana is the practice of the physical posture, and probably the most commonly known aspect of yoga. Moving the body in to asanas has widespread benefits, of these: improved health, strength, balance, and flexibility. On a deeper level the practice of Asana which means "staying" Or "seat" is used as a tool to calm the mind and move into the inner essence of being.The first step of our yoga practice is to consciously link the breath and body. We do this by allowing every movement to be led by the breath as we practice Asanas.