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
Standup paddleboard yoga (or SUP yoga, as it's known to its devotees) is asana practiced on 10 to 12-foot-long boards in the most serene of settings: an ocean bay, a glassy lake, even a slow-moving river. In recent years, water-loving yogis have embraced SUP yoga as a practice that brings a sense of joyful freedom to an otherwise earth-bound yoga practice. More>