Yoga is the Sanskrit word for union.
योग: चित्त-वृत्ति निरोध:
- Yoga Sutras 1.2
Patanjali, in his Yoga Sutras describes yoga as "the purification of the activities of consciousness".
integral part of Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga is a traditional system of
healing, purifying and uniting the mind, body and spirit. Yoga cleanses
the body of toxins, improving flexibility, muscle tone and blood
circulation while offering peace of mind and free rhythm of breath.
The traditional systems of Raja and Hatha Yoga describe eight main branches of Yoga:
- Yamas (Social Ethics)
- Niyama (Individual Ethics).
- Asana (Body Postures)
- Pranayama (Breath Control)
- Pratyahara (Withdrawal of the sense organs from external objects)
- Dharana (Concentration: Fixing the attention on a single object.)
- Dhyana (Meditation: Unwavering contemplation of the nature of the object of meditation)
- Samādhi (Liberation: Merging consciousness with the object of meditation)
Yoga offers a balanced system of practices and teachings addressing
every branch of Yoga and most every aspect of well being.
Ayurveda Yoga Therapy addresses each individual according to his/her
Ayurvedic constitution, physiological and anatomical uniqueness.