Yoga (Sanskrit yuga, "union"),
one of the six classic systems of Hindu philosophy
Yoga is an ancient science and practice, which originated
in India over 5000 years ago to address physical, mental
and spiritual development.
word 'Yoga' is a Sanskrit term derived from the root
'Yuj', which means to yoke, join or unite. Yoga is practiced
to bring about the understanding and complete mastery
of the mind and body, and to facilitate union between
the individual consciousness and the Universal or Divine
consciousness. The science works to bring the student
back in touch with the state of Oneness that exists
at the core of every being and is our natural state.
Through the training of body, breath and mind, one can
gradually attain higher levels of self-knowledge and
wisdom, as well as enjoying a healthy body and a calm
and clear mind. This type of Yoga is for everyone. It
increases energy, develops good posture, enhances physical
strength and flexibility, which in turn creates a sense
of well-being and helps achieve a quiet mind.
Improves strength and stamina
Excess weight is reduced
Movement becomes easy and graceful
Cleanses and regulates body systems (including the
skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous and digestive system)
A regular and consistent practice of Yoga, accompanied by
a healthy diet and regular sleep, leads to harmony of body,
breath and mind. Through Yoga one learns to cultivate mindfulness
in daily life, reducing distractions and painful attachments.
Challenges such as stiffness, physical illness, poor breathing
habits, depression, addiction and an inability to concentrate
or manage stress, become less obstructive to inner growth.
Yoga leads to a spontaneous lightness of body and mind, a
sense of natural energy, wholeness, vitality, joy and a sense
of wellbeing on all levels.