The word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” meaning to yoke, join or unite. This implies joining or integrating all aspects of the individual – body with mind and mind with soul – to achieve a happy, balanced and useful life, and spiritually, uniting the individual with the supreme.
Yoga, in general, is a spiritual practice or discipline that helps the individual unify his/her body, mind, and heart.
Yoga is a direct experience of the vast interrelatedness of all life and of all things. You will feel at peace at the end of a yoga class because there is a natural realignment of your body which leads to a natural realignment of your perception of life and of who you are.
You will need to develop discipline and there is hard work involved especially when you first begin.
Hatha Yoga is the study and practice of physical alignments and breath.
Yoga is much more that postural alignment and breathing.