The root meaning of the word Yoga is “to unite”, and this is what we’re aiming for in our yoga practices. The uniting of the mind, body, and spirit. Uniting the internal & the external. Transcending the divisive belief of separation of self and other, and recognizing that we all part of the One. In Asana Yoga (the physical practice that we typically call “Yoga”) we use the body as a platform for this self-discovery.
On a basic level, we’re strengthening the body and elevating its overall wellness. Through a continued Yoga practice of movement & breath, we learn to examine the workings of our inner world and internal state.
When we practice stability in the body, we’re starting to discover our inner-stability. When we practice balance in the body, we begin to find balance in all aspects of our lives. Yoga begins with the body, but it’s really just the gateway into the palace.