What is yoga… ? And what a question. I think I would need another website to get into the nitty-gritties of what it is.
Yoga dates back thousands and thousands of years. The word comes from Sanskrit (ancient language) and it means to unify.
Unify what? The body, mind and soul and even creation. To find balance between the constant chatting of the mind and the physical limitations of the body. There a many different types of yoga and also many different styles.
Hatha Yoga forms the base of all the physical styles of yoga
we know today and includes physical poses (asanas) breathing (pranayama), cleansing practices (shatkarmas), mediation and relaxation. However, in a typical yoga class you will usually only find
asanas, pranayama and some relaxation.