The Power of Yoga

Yoga is one of the most amazing forms of exercise that I’ve ever come across.  I could attempt to tell you what yoga is, but I think Kimberly Snyder says it best on her Yoga page:

“Yoga is an ancient and sacred practice which helps us find union and balance between the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of our being.

Asanas, or poses, keep the body flexible and strong. They also teach us to focus and concentrate. When we can still and control the body, it helps us to still and control the mind. Therefore, asanas are a great tool for us Westerners, since we tend to have such busy and restless minds. Yet asanas are a teeny tiny part of what yoga really is- yoga has many other and more important aspects that extend beyond the physical. These include learning to focus and fully concentrate, direct energy, control the breath and meditate.

Practiced properly and regularly, yoga teaches us to gain perspective and expand our consciousness. It also helps us align back to our natural state of calmness, peace and bliss.

Yoga helps us fully realize and experience that true happiness comes from within, and not from outside things.”

I watched this video the other day and was amazed at the strength of the human body.  It makes me want to achieve this level of fitness with my yoga practice.  I’m not there yet, but I’m making it my goal to be there eventually.


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