Yoga Roots

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“I am Enough”

Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. It is a thoughtful fitness practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Yoga also helps alleviate chronic conditions, such as depression, pain, anxiety, and insomnia. It can help you stay flexible and strong without putting added stress on your joints. The restorative abilities of yoga can help cure mental diseases and more. Yoga may help reduce stress, decrease blood pressure and lower your heart rate as well as improve your mood and overall feeling. Yoga is believed to rejuvenate the bodily functions and help to achieve a more fulfilling and satisfying lifestyle no matter of age, gender, and proficiency in sports activities.

Deeper Meaning of Yoga

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Yoga was originally intended to prepare the body as a foundation for unity with the spirit. Since its inception it has evolved over thousands of years to embrace a wide range of styles and disciplines – bikram yoga, hatha yoga, kundalini yoga, iyengar yoga – to name but a few. It has many forms, poses (asanas) and intensities and has become a universal language of spiritual exercise crossing many lines of religion and cultures.

Yoga Benefits

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“Letting go the past and embracing the present”

Benefits of yoga are yet to be measured completely, but it is a proven technique that gives you strength, mental health, agility, flexibility, and inner piece.

Yoga Meditation

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“Perfectionism is a serial killer of happiness” -Brene Brown

Yoga meditation allows you to bring your body into a state of rumination. Yoga Meditation is a simple, enjoyable technique to calm and focus the mind and find fulfillment within. Yoga meditation is the time-proven way of unlocking our soul’s infinite potential.

Reuniting with the natural rhythm of things

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Neither now, nor has it ever been, an exercise targeted at bodily mastery for its own sake. Yoga is not for you if you like a fast-moving, competitive workout. Yet as you progress it can be modified to suit all levels of fitness intensity. And you need to bear in mind that yoga is a training and, as in everyday activity, some days are better than others.

Yoga is more than just poses

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In fact, the Asana comprises just a small part of the overall Eight Limbs of Yoga as spelled out in the Yoga Sutras. Find inspiration and wisdom by enjoying some of my favorite yogic quotes.  Love yourself, love your day, love your life!

“Wisdom is knowing we are all One. Love is what it feels like and Compassion is what it acts like.” ~ Ethan Walker III

Yoga is the fountain of youth

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“Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.”

B.K.S. Iyengar

For those wounded by civilization, yoga is the most healing salve

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“Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.”

Ymber Delecto

Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are

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Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted – in body, mind, and heart – and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.

Cybele Tomlinson

Do your practice and all is coming

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“Vulnerability is the birthplace of connection and the path to the feeling of worthiness. If it doesn’t feel vulnerable, the sharing is probably not constructive.”

Brene Brown

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