What Is Yoga?

Yoga is the name given to the science or method of training, which is followed by spiritual aspirants. We have all these labor saving devices that help us keep in touch with the business world, cell phones, pagers, faxes, you name it, we got it. Yet with all these labor saving devices, instead of our lives getting any easier, it seems to have gotten more complicated.

If you could have happier day-to-day experiences, a better physical appearance, healthier relationships, a heightened sense of confidence and spirituality, and be healthier in general all because of one simple, philosophical, scientific, and artistic physical practice – why not try it?

Yoga may also increase balance and coordination, flexibility and strength, control over fatigue, increased tolerance to heat, improved circulation and breathing, improved organ function, enhanced alertness, better management of stress and on overall feeling of well-being.

Because MS may have progressed beyond a person’s ability to participate in other forms of exercise, yoga is a good choice, with a certain adaptability and versatility to it. For instance, to help balance, poses such as The Mountain and Warrior can be used with the help of a wall where The Tree and The Eagle poses can be used with the help of a chair.

One of the first precepts of yoga is the Sanskrit word ahimsa, which most often is translated as “non-violence.” It’s ironic that yoga is used sometimes as a tool of violence against the self, when someone strives to be someone else with a different body, rather than accept, love, and nurture themselves into health.