Yoga & Fitness
Definition of Yoga
Yoga is a complete science of life that originated in India many thousands of years ago. It is the oldest system of self-development in the world encompassing the body, mind, and spirit. It is the union of the personal consciousness and the universal consciousness.
The Ancient Yogis had a profound understanding of man’s essential nature so that he could live in harmony with himself and his environment. They perceived the physical body as a vehicle, with the mind as the driver, the soul as the owner, and action, emotion, and intelligence as the three forces which pull the body-vehicle. In order to integrate these, these three forces must be in balance. Taking into account the interrelationship between body and mind, the Yogis formulated a unique method for maintaining this balance – a method that combines all the movements you need for physical health with Breathing and Meditation techniques that ensure peace of mind.
The classical techniques of Yoga date back to over 5,000 years. In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout the world. The word Yoga means “to join or yoke together,” and it brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience.
Yoga is a method of learning that aims to attain the unity of mind, body, and spirit through three main Yoga structures: Exercise, Breathing, and Meditation. We design the exercises of Yoga to exert pressure on the Glandular Systems of the body, thereby increasing their efficiency and total health. It looked the body upon as the primary instrument that enables us to work and strengthen in the world. A Yoga student; therefore, treats it with great care and respect. The Breathing Techniques are based on the concept that breath is the source of life in the body. Yoga students gently increase their breath control to improve the health and the functioning of both body and mind. These two systems prepare the body and mind for Meditation, making it easier for students to achieve a quiet and stress-free mind. Regular daily practice of all three parts of this structure of Yoga produces a clear, bright mind and a strong, capable body.