What is Yoga?
Yoga is a holistic path, including social conduct, personal rules, physical postures (asanas), yogic breathing (pranayama), control of the senses, concentration and meditation. The ultimate goal of this journey is enlightenment.
The foundation of this system is known as the “8 limbs of yoga”. Patanjali wrote the yoga-sutra (100 to 500 BC) and described the 8 limbs as fundamental to the practice of Yoga.
The path the most practiced in Western countries is Hatha-Yoga. Hatha yoga attempts to balance mind and body via physical postures, purification practices, controlled breath, and calming the mind through relaxation and meditation.
Yoga is an art of living, that we discover on a mat and apply in daily life. We embark in a journey toward a fulfilled and happy life.