What is Yoga?
The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, an ancient Indian term which means yoke or union. Yoga describes the union between the body and mind.
Yoga originally developed as a way to discipline the mind and body so people could reach spiritual enlightenment. Started thousands of years ago, yoga has adapted over time and is practiced throughout the world.
Yoga is helpful in many areas. Yoga can reduce stress levels, make you physically stronger, and allow you to gain more insight into yourself. Whatever part of your mind and/or body you decide to focus on, practicing yoga can help you improve your life.
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The Eight Main Yogas, YogaWorld.com.
Yoga for Individuals with Disabilities, The National Center on Physical Activity and Disabilities.
Written By: Jenny McElaney,
Special thanks to: Cindy Stack-Keer
Reviewed By: Nancy Brown, Ph.D.
Last Reviewed: October 2013