What is Yoga?

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So what is yoga?  Yoga is breath and body alignment.  Yoga is not about flexibility and fancy tight pants (say what??!!).  The practice of yoga is about stacking our skeletal system and strengthening our muscles to hold us in proper alignment. Yoga helps improve physical movement and patterns of behavior that are beneficial to our bodies.

In Sanskrit, yoga means “to concentrate” or “to yoke”.  Yoga comes from the root word “yuj”, which means “to unite, add, or join”. The practice of yoga is ancient and dates back to 6th/5th century BCE.

Why should I try or practice yoga?  Yoga offers us the opportunity to slow down, check in and reset.  The meditative components and physical flow of yoga creates space that helps balance our inner selves and outer spaces. Much wisdom and peace can be found by integrating a yoga practice into our busy and chaotic lives.

Here is some “science behind yoga” from Upliftconnect: http://upliftconnect.com/watch-science-behind-yoga/