Yoga is extensively known as a form of exercise that stretches and strengthens the body through various poses known as ASANAS. For some people, yoga is the realization of inner self-satisfaction. For others, it is a religion that they believe and must follow.
All of this statement makes it hard to make a full understanding of what yoga is.
So what is yoga?
Yoga goes far beyond just mere exercises full of awkward routines. Yoga is the union of mind, spirit, and body.
HATHA YOGA is the most popular variety of yoga and one that has been commonly taught for years AND the one that I teach. This type of Yoga is perfecting the mind by way of perfecting the body. With this technique, many ASANAS or postures, breathing techniques, and meditations are used.
Yoga is a very diverse practice, people young and old can gain many benefits from regular yoga practices, and ASANAS can be adjusted to fit physical limitations and other complications.
If you want a break from treadmills, weight rooms, or the pool, take a look at yoga. Not only are you striving towards physical well-being, you are striving towards spiritual well-being also.
Basically the simple answer to the question….what is Yoga?……is:
Yoga helps you become your own best version of YOU!