Yoga has been studied and practiced since antiquity. It is not a religion, but both a science and an art. Originating from India, the word yoga means union in Sanskrit, as in, to unite. It is a profound and deeply healing practice on many levels. In addition to opening up the whole body and connecting mind, body and breath in a dynamic fashion; the practice of yoga creates an environment of equilibrium within. Yoga promotes health, relaxation, detoxification and inner-peace. Yoga also: reduces stress, stiffness, anxiety, back, neck and shoulder aches. Additionally, yoga increases strength, flexibility and energy levels while also improving sleep,
focus, balance and circulation.