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Yoga

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 Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India around 5,000 years ago. It is a holistic discipline that combines physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, and ethical principles to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

What is yoga?

”What isn’t yoga is more the question?” ‘Yoga: a Manual for Life (Naomi Annand)’. To me, this sums it up perfectly as it highlights how all-encompassing yoga is, it is essentially everything and is what connects our minds to our bodies and to the universe.

The word yoga means ‘unity’ or ‘oneness’ and is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means ‘to join’. In spiritual terms it is the union of the individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. On a more practical level, yoga is a means of balancing and harmonising the body, mind and emotions. It works on all aspects of a person, physical, vital, mental, emotional, psychic and spiritual, through the practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, shatkrama and meditation. Yoga is essential a way of life, a tool for personal transformation, learning to quieten your inner critic and accepting who you are.

“Yoga is not something you do, it is something you are. We come to realise every moment is an opportunity to practice yoga,” Author unknown. Yoga is more than the physical practice, it's more than the movement and poses, it's a way of being.

Yoga offers numerous physical and mental health benefits, including improved flexibility, strength, balance, and posture, reduced stress and anxiety, enhanced concentration and focus, and increased self-awareness and mindfulness. It can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels, and modifications can be made to accommodate individual needs and abilities. Yoga is for every-body!

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Yoga with Soulful You

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