The word "Yoga" means "union". Yoga is a form of exercise based on the belief that the body and breath are intimately connected with the mind. By Controlling the breath and holding the body in steady poses or "asanas", yoga creates harmony. Yoga practice consists of five key elements: proper breathing, proper exercise, proper relaxation, proper diet, positive thinking and meditation. The exercise, or asanas are designed to ease tensed muscles to tone up the internal organs and to improve the flexibility of the body's joints and ligaments.
Yoga this Week
The reverse poses of our usual upright orientation are referred to as inverted or upside down poses. Some examples of inverted poses are: Downward-facing Dog, Standing Forward Fold, Prasarita Padottanasana, Dolphin, Shoulder Stand, Headstand, and Legs-up-the-wall Pose. Headstand and shoulder stand are referred to as the king and queen of all yoga asanas. More>