WHY PRACTICE YOGA?
"yoga adds years to your life and life to your years" - Alan Finger
Yoga is a practice that originated in India about 6,000 years ago and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. The word “Yoga” itself simply means “to join”.
Contrary to popular belief yoga is not for just flexible people or thin bodies. I’ve lost count of how many times I have heard people say “I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible enough” you do not have to be a particular shape to practice yoga. One of the best things one of my teachers once told me is that if u can sit down and bring focus to your breath then you are already doing yoga.
Yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility, and balance.
Evidence also suggests that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches, and pains – including lower back pain. But yoga also has amazing health benefits for the mind especially for those who suffer from depression and stress. The fundamental purpose of yoga is to foster harmony in the body, mind, and environment.