Yoga is for everyone regardless of ability level or physical limitations. Anyone and everyone can benefit from the wonderful healing and stress relieving effects of yoga. Yoga is the art and science of meditation in action. It calms the mind, soothes the nerves and revitalizes the body. It is a tool for personal empowerment and self transformation. It allows a bridge between the mind and body. As you develop a deeper connection to your body, you begin to understand the mechanism of your mind. Physically, Yoga gives you the ability to address your own body mechanics, injuries, and health issues from the inside out. Mentally, Yoga empowers you to address your state of mind, which assists in transcending reactive mind, unhealthy anger, and depression.
By practicing Yoga on a regular basis we learn to calm the fluctuations of the mind that cause us distress and disease. When we invite the practice of Yoga to permeate all aspects of our life, Yoga becomes a way of life. It is a powerful means of self-reflection that allows us to step out of the normal habits and modes of operation that normally control us so we may instead make new and more enlightened choices for ourselves that bring about higher good in our lives.
Yoga is an inner journey and a personal tool for wellness, stress relief, and personal empowerment. It is about working with your own body at your own level. Yoga can be very challenging as we must observe all of our thoughts and actions and accept our limitations. Through this process of accepting and surrendering to “what is” we face our fears and develop patience, compassion, and love for ourselves as well as others.