WHAT IS YOGA?
YOGA IS UNION OF A PERSON'S INNER CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Yoga is an ancient Indian body of knowledge that dates back more than 5000 years ago. The word “Yoga” came from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means “to unite or integrate.” The word yoga itself means “union”: of the individual consciousness or soul with the Universal Consciousness or Spirit. Ancient Yogis believed that in order for a person to be in harmony with themselves and their environment, they have to integrate the body, the mind, and the spirit. For these three to be integrated, emotion, action, and intelligence must be in balance. Ancient Yogis formulated a way to achieve and maintain this balance and it is done through Yoga Postures, Proper Breathing, and Meditation – the three main Yoga structures.