The word yoga means ‘unity’ derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ which means ‘to join’
Practicing postures, breathing exercises and meditation can have many positive effects on the overall health of your body, mind and spirit. Yoga provides an opportunity to really focus on your body and how you can to stretch, strengthen, relax and tune in –all at the same time.
Yoga has the power to:
- Reduce anxiety and stress within the body
- Improve concentration and creativity
- Improve muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
- Boosts self-love
- Creates a sense of well-being and calmness
Most of these benefits are secondary to the original purpose of why yoga was created; its main goal was to assist in the journey towards high consciousness, a place where there is no worry and of total thoughtlessness.