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Yoga encompasses physical postures

By: BKS Iyengar, On: January 12, 2016, Category: Yoga, Comment: no responses

The word Yoga means yoke (to join, to bring together). Yoga practices were developed over 3,000 years ago in India. Yoga encompasses physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation (prachahara) and philosophy.

The intention is to maintain and improve the quality of our lives and contribute to society positively.

The word Yoga means yoke (to join, to bring together). Yoga practices were developed over 3,000 years ago in India. Yoga encompasses physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation (prachahara) and philosophy.

The intention is to maintain and improve the quality of our lives and contribute to society positively.

A powerful antidote to the stresses of modern-day life, yoga is a practical philosophy that aims at uniting the body, mind and spirit for health and fulfillment. A fit and supple body can be developed through the practice of postures (asanas). Postures work on all the bodily systems, toning the muscles, stimulating the circulation and improving overall health.

The benefits are not merely physical: as the postures are mastered and techniques introduced for relaxation and breath control, you will find that yoga has the power to calm the mind, increase your concentration and decreases stress.

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BKS Iyengar lived in India and passed away 20 August 2014 aged 95. His son, Prashant, and daughter, Geeta, teach in his institute in Pune, India.

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