Yoga is a family of spiritual practices that originated in India, where it is seen primarily as a means to enlightenment. Traditionally, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Raja Yoga are considered the four main yogas. In the West, yoga has become associated with the asanas (postures) of Hatha Yoga. The word "yoga"--from the Sanskrit root yuj ("to yoke")--is generally translated as "union" or "integration". This may be understood as union with the Divine, or integration of body, mind, and spirit. Practicing yoga helps to release physical and mental tensions, to liberate vaste rescources of energy, to revitalize the body, to feel calm and refreshed and to increase clarity, mental power and concentration. With body, mind and soul in balance a healthier, more fulfilled life with peace in your mind is possible.

Hatha Yoga

The most famous of the traditional Hindu schools of yoga, and a basis for nearly all modern systems, is Hatha Yoga. It is representative of all non-Bhakti-Karma-Jnana Yoga that has become so popular over the past century. It is through the forging a powerful depth of concentration and mastery of the body and mind, Hatha Yoga practices seek to still the mental waters and allow for apprehension of oneself as that which one always was, Brahman. Hatha Yoga is essentially a manual for scientifically taking one's body through stages to a high level of control.