Although our focus at this point is to suggest healthy ways to exercise, Yoga can´t be defined by postures and physical exercising approach only. The view on this subject by Western people approaches to “Hatha Yoga” (a form of Raja Yoga), which is one of the 8 limbs of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Asana (posture).
“Modern Yoga” should not disassociate Yoga from its Hindu roots, but there are thousands “yoga studios”, which offer it just as one more exercise method. Naturally it is undeniable that this practice brings health benefits, muscle tone and flexibility, but it is important to know the holistic practice of Yoga. It is a vast Ancient system, which comprises a combination of spiritual, mental and physical practices.
Originated in Ancient India, Yoga, from Sanskrit, means “to unite”. The ultimate goal of Yoga is moksha (liberation) and the balance of mind, body and soul to reach a state of permanent peace and joy. This complete system also promotes health through the Asanas (postures).
This subject is a very complex matter. So, here we are talking just about some basic information. It is an introduction to the theme and to suggest one more option of healthy practice for your wellness.
We will talk later about Yogatherapy and how to balance the 3 Individual energies called Doshas in Ancient Ayurveda Medicine.