Yoga is a 5,000+ year old system used to bring
the body, mind and spirit together- into balance.
In America, we tend to think of Yoga as just asana or physical postures, poses.
But really- the physical postures we've grown to know so well are just a part of the whole.
Yoga includes asana, meditation, breathwork and other practices
to bring the breath, body, mind and spirit into balance
(to control the random fluctuations of the mind).
There are many styles of Yoga and many schools of thought on Yoga.
Check them all out- find what you want to practice and what works for You-
A common untruth accompanies Yoga-
that it's a religious system or that you must follow or believe in a certain religion
or be a vegetarian buddha on the mountain top vegan hippy nutball pretzel person.
This is not true.
There are yogic texts (such as Patanjali's Yoga Sutras)
that may be interpreted as a religious script but again
that is a misrepresentation.
The Yoga Sutras speak of ways to experience Yoga-
through mind, body and spirit-
not through one religion or deity.
If anything- Yoga encourages individual growth of self and
self examination in a loving and accepting way.
Any questions you have- let me know.