The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. It is a derivation of the word yuj, which means yoking, as in a team of oxen. In contemporary practice, this is often interpreted as meaning union. Yoga is said to be for the purpose of uniting the mind, body, and spirit. *
How can this union be achieved? Meditation is one way, but sometimes it is necessary to prepare the body for meditation by stretching and building strength. This is the physical practice of yoga, also know as asana. *
Most modern yoga practices rely heavily on the Yoga Sutras of Patajali, a series of aphorisms written c. 250 CE, as the basis for their philosophies. Patanjali classifies asana as one of the eight “limbs” of yoga, the majority of which are more concerned with mental and spiritual well-being than physical activity.
Yoga’s combines focus on mindfulness, breathing, and physical movements brings health benefits with regular participation. Yoga participants report better sleep, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, improved circulation and overall better general health. The breathing aspect of yoga can benefit heart rate and blood pressure.
Yoga practice is for everyone..
Yoga practice means your individual experience with yoga as it develops over time. Anyone can start yoga practice no matter how old, how strong, or how flexible you are. These things will improve the longer you practice.
As of now,
We have Yoga class for beginner such as Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga (60 mins per class), Ashtanga and Universal class (90 minutes per class), Yin Yoga, and Yoga for Kids class.
We also have Zumba and Barre class for more cardio workout.
For details, please see each class description.
* taken from about.com