Most everyone has heard of yoga, but not everyone really understands what it’s all about. The first thing most people think about is sitting around in a circle meditating and chanting then doing poses that make absolutely no sense.

Some have been led to believe that yoga is some sort of cult – a religious thing. Something that you have to buy into and give up everything that you believe in but that simply isn’t so.

Yoga isn’t religious per say, because you can keep whatever faith you have, but if you choose to you can make it a religious experience with whatever spiritual being you decide.

That’s not yoga at all. While it does incorporate some meditating and mindfulness with its breathing exercises, and does have a lot of different poses, all of those things go together and when you know a little more about yoga, you’ll know that the poses really do have meaning. They have a lot of meaning. Continue reading

Yoga. We’ve all heard the word and seen the colorful mats and bags everyone seems to carry around with them these days. But can yoga REALLY help improve your life? The answer is YES, definitely, IF you know the reasons for doing it and start safely and sensibly.

What Does Yoga Mean?

The word means union, the union of body, mind and spirit within a person, and the union of that person with the universe, being connected with others mentally and spiritually.

Why Do Yoga?

The benefits to the body have been proven by countless studies and more than 5,000 years of practice.

Yoga helps you get fit fast, and safely if you don’t overdo things, because it uses the weight of your body to tone and trim, not lots of fancy equipment. It is low impact, which means it is suitable for everyone no matter what their age or overall fitness level. It improves fitness and flexibility. Continue reading