Core strength increases our ability to be resilient, physically, mentally and emotionally. The practice of Yoga interweaves these mind-body elements in a single session. So what is yoga? And why practice yoga?
Yoga is not a religion, rather it's a philosophy which originated in India an estimated 10,000 years ago to improve health and wellbeing.
It is a practice, along the lines of exercise, prayer and meditation which anyone of any faith* can enjoy the benefits of.
It is integrative, harmonizing three elements of a person:
Heart (soul, spirit, emotions)
Mind (thoughts, beliefs, attitudes)
Body (strength, energy, health)
Health experts have been advising for centuries that physical, mental and emotional health practices strongly influence our wellbeing.
The Judeo-Christian Scriptures teach in Genesis, "In the beginning God created..." and in the book of Deuteronomy, "Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."
The Hindu faith brought yoga into the forefront when it "adopted" yoga into their worship practice, the practice itself however is not Hindu and can be practiced with or without spiritual worship in mind.
Being mindful is not a religion but rather a state of mind. It's being in the present moment, completely emersed in now.
Align & Shine!