What is Yoga?


Yoga is a Union within Yourself.

Superhero Yoga is the practice of connecting mindful movement with focused breath.

The word yoga means union, and comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, meaning to yoke or bind together.  

Yoga is more than just physical postures, it is the connection (union) of movement, breath and mental focus.  


Yoga is a Connection of Mind, Body and Breath.

This connection of mind, body and breath helps us develop awareness and balance in both mind and body.  This balance can show up in the body as strength and flexibility, effort and surrender.  This awareness can show up in the mind as better ability to find calm, exercise self-control and feel empowered.

Yoga helps us to better know ourselves.  If we better know ourselves, we are better able to control ourselves.  Yoga provides a safe and quiet space to experience your own physical body, mind and feelings.  


Yoga is a Philosophy.

Yoga is not a religion, it is a philosophy that began in India an estimated 5,000 years ago.  Yoga sometimes interweaves other philosophies such as Hinduism or Buddhism, but it is not necessary to study those paths in order to practice or study yoga.  It is also not necessary to surrender your own religious beliefs to practice yoga (Lee, 2014).  By quieting your mind, yoga can be a powerful way to connect you with your own faith, whatever that may be.