Yoga is an ancient spiritual tradition connected to Hinduism that originated thousands of years ago in India. The meaning of the word Yoga is "to yoke" or "union" , to integrate all aspects of our being: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This is done by bringing our attention to the breath, to moving the body with the breath and settling the mind.
This practice is not as strange and scary as it may have been a decade or so ago as it has increased in popularity in the western culture and is now even seen as a growth industry as nearly 10% of U.S. adults and 3% of children participated in yoga in 2012, up from 5% of adults and 2% of children a decade earlier, according to a new survey from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease and Prevention. Many people are experiencing the benefits of yoga whether that be healing an injury or simply feeling more easeful in one's body and experiencing a more balanced state of awareness that comes with regular practice. As Swami Satchidananda of Integral Yoga quotes "Easeful body. Peaceful mind. Useful life."
There are of course many different styles of yoga available to the practitioner from hard core workouts and party trick poses to gentle and restorative practices. It's best to find a class that suits your needs and a teacher that you resonate with to experience the true beauty of yoga.
I feel deeply honoured to share this powerful practice of yoga and welcome you to this website and classes that I offer so you too can experience a state of equanimity & joy, health & happiness, peace & contentment.
Trish Alexander. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 296-2734/704-2733