What is Yoga?
What is Yoga?
With International Yoga Day being celebrated on June 21st (declared by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014), we take a fresh look at what Yoga means in our lives today. Yoga in its purpose and intent has always been about re-connection, reunion with our Soul, and the mind and body working as one.
The practice of Yoga has changed through the ages and we now see many practices in current times that go by the name of yoga but in truth have nothing to do with inner connection and presence with our bodies.
That Yoga has a purpose in each era is fundamental to our understanding of what yoga is, and the strict disciplines that may have been needed in the past are no longer necessary today. Yoga is not a set of particular postures rather a reunion and deepening of the relationship with our body and soul that expands as we do in awareness.
In this audio Yoga in its truth is explored, alongside the teaching by Pythagoras that states, ‘You are equipped to handle everything that is before you’. Yet how does this relate to our everyday? Many are suffering from nervous tension and anxiousness today, which is making us tired. The mind may be able to skip time though the body is left with the consequences of living ahead of itself – or being held back by the past. Building presence with the body and remaining in connection with our body as we go about our day is key to not exhausting ourselves.
What is yoga?
Yoga is union with your body and your own presence.
To be in Yoga is to live in union with our being and our body.