Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
~Patanjali, translated from Sanskrit
Yoga is a practice that unites mind, body, and spirit. By combining asanas (postures) with meditation and ethics for living, yoga is more than exercise, it is a holistic approach to life.
On a physical level, yoga asanas help to strengthen, tone, and create flexibility in the body. Yogic breathing increases lung capacity, soothes tension out of the muscles, and helps to achieve deep levels of relaxation.
Yoga is suitable for all people, all body types, and all ages. A regular yoga practice can keep the mind clear and alert, and bring a sense of calm and peace into our lives.