Yoga is a philosophy that began in India an estimated 5,000 years ago. The father of classical ashtanga yoga (the eight-limbed path) is said to be the Indian sage Patanjali, who wrote the Yoga Sutra. The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to bind and is often interpreted as "union" or a method of discipline.
Yoga provides a framework for spiritual growth and mastery over the physical and mental body.Today most people practicing yoga are engaged in the third limb, asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation.
Yoga is more than just physical postures. The physical practice is just one aspect of yoga. Even within the physical practice, yoga is unique because we connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of our breath.
Connecting the mind, body, and breath helps us to direct our attention inward. Through this process of inward attention, we learn to recognize our habitual thought patterns without labeling them, judging them, or trying to change them. We become more aware of our experiences from moment to moment.
As we explore yoga, we begin by refining our behavior in the outer world, and then we focus inwardly until we reach enlightenment and liberation.
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