Yoga is for personal development through work on the body and mind.
Anyone can practise yoga. You don't need special equipment or clothes - just a smal lamount of space and a strong desire for a healthier more fulfilled life.
The yoga postures exercise every part of the body, stretching and toning the muscles and joints, the spine and the entire skeletal system. They work not only on the body's frame but on the internal organs, glands and nerves as well, keeping all systems in radiant health. By releasing physical and mental tension, they also liberate vast resources of energy.
The yoga breathing exercises known as Pranayama revitalise the body and help control the mind, leaving you feeling calm and refreshed, while the practice of positive thinking and meditation cives increased clarity, mental power and concentration.
To understand what yoga is all about, you need to experience it for yourself. At first glance it seems to be little more than a series of physical postures, which keep the body lean and flexible. But in time, anyone who continues with regular practice becomes aware of a subtle change in their approach to life - through persistently toning and relaxing the body and stilling the mind, you begin to glimpse a state of inner peace, it is this that constitutes the essence of yoga.
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