Yoga uses the body, breath and mind to help establish stability, health, strength and balance. This can start on the yoga mat, but it's reach goes beyond into life with regular practice. It could be considered a form of meditation in action. A moving meditation as you practice yoga, focusing the mind on the breath and body. If you find a sitting meditation hard, perhaps a moving meditation might be a good starting point.
For an interesting overview on Yoga as a moving meditation, I came across this article which provides a nice overview beyond the bodywork that we often see in yoga classes. Read more... Yoga, a moving meditation?
The forms of Yoga change with time but the essence to the ancient teachings and what they point to remain unchanged.
The living principles work their way into forms that suit us. Strong and physical for one person, still and quiet for another. Trends that weave into the larger tapestry of Yoga. Different groups emphasise different aspects but all fall under the umbrella of yoga...
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