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
Yoga can go a long way to help cancer survivors sleep better, feel more energized, and cut back on sleeping medications. A study conducted on cancer survivors clearly indicated that 31 percent of the patients who'd done yoga were sleeping soundly, compared with just 16 percent of the control group. More>