The roots of yoga can be traced back to India around 5000 years ago, an ancient philosophy and way of life very different to ours. The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” meaning to yoke, join or unite. This implies joining or integrating all aspects of an individual – body with mind and mind with spirit.
For people in the West today, yoga is a way of maintaining good health and calm within our busy modern lives. Yoga postures help to strengthen the body, lose weight, improve flexibility and relieve many of the symptoms of stress.The relaxation and breathing techniques are effective methods for us to slow down, relax and unwind.