Yoga is an ancient discipline which has been around for thousands of years. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ which means to bind, join and yoke, to direct the attention to attain meditation, a union of one’s true self with the universal.
Yoga promotes physical and mental health and well being. With regular practice you will discover strength, flexibility and poise and will be more aware of the body. It also improves digestion and elimination and increases the capacity of the lungs. The breathing and relaxation practices help to calm the mind and help remove the obstacles to a good night’s sleep.
Swami Satyananda Saraswati derived a system of yoga from the ancient sources of yoga and tantra which is simplified and uses the classical postures, pranayam (breathing practices), yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and meditation to maintain balance between the body, emotions and the mind. The emphasis is on building and awakening a person’s awareness and learning about their personality and body through yoga
First, Yoga deals with health, strength and conquest of the body. Next it lifts the veil of difference between the body and the mind. Lastly, it leads the sadhak to peace and unalloyed purity.’ BKS Iyenger