yoga is many things to many people....
ORIGINATING FROM THE SANSKRIT VERB 'YUJ' (UNION, TO YOKE) over time,Yoga DEVELOPED INTO an ancient SYSTEM OF WELLBEING OF WHICH THE PHYSICAL PRACTICE (ASANA)IS ONE ELEMENT.
NOWADAYS THERE ARE MANY 'STYLES' OF YOGA OUT THERE (FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BRYDIE'S HERE) BUT The main components of THE PHYSICAL PRACTICE ARE postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing AIMED AT RELEASING TENSION WHILST BUILDING STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in HOMES, STUDIOS, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.
"Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself"
Krishna, Bhagavad Gita