Yoga 101


yoga pose Welcome to the world of yoga. Whether you have just done your first class, or read about yoga and are curious to find out more, you have come to the right place! Yoga has been trending quite recently, and there are a few perceptions of yoga being merely a series of streches done in yoga pants and tie-dyed shirts. But there is so much within the physical practice and beyond. We hope that this site gives you a glimpse into this vast science and encourages you to continue with a practice that suits your needs and truly enchances your health and being.

History of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient science that originated approximately 5000 years ago in India. The teachings of yoga were passed on from teacher to student. The Indian sage Patanjali has been credited with the collation of this oral tradition into his classical work, the Yoga Sutra, a 2,000-year-old treatise on yogic philosophy. A collection of 195 statements, the Sutra provides a kind of philosophical guidebook for dealing with the challenges of being human.

Giving guidance on how to gain mastery over the mind and emotions and advice on spiritual growth, the Yoga Sutra provides the framework upon which all yoga practiced today is based. The art and science of yoga as a kind of magnificent tapestry that is woven together by the threads of universal truths.