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What Is Yoga?


Once again, I am sitting at my desk reminiscing over the experiences and benefits I received from yoga while living in Charlotte, North Carolina  some years ago. Boy did  I love it. The benefits were amazing. My mind was calm and body was relaxed. Yes, it was a little uncomfortable  and challenging at the beginning, because I didn’t know what to expect. Once I got use to the different poses, I became relaxed and  comfortable with my  body and performing the different poses and movements. Now I am ready to get back into YOGA again. It’s been a long time  since I practice the ancient art.

This is basic information that I am sharing, hopefully this will  intrigue you to try yoga  for your health and well-being. I will add more posts about yoga very soon  as I get more into it .

So lets look at how Dictionary.com defines yoga below.

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1.

a school of Hindu philosophy advocating and prescribing a course of physical and mental disciplines for attaining liberation from the material world and union of the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate principle.
2.

any of the methods or disciplines prescribed, especially a series of postures and breathing exercises practiced to achieve control of the body and mind, tranquility, etc.

3. union of the self with the Supreme Being or ultimate

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