Introduction to Yoga – Beginners Yoga Series
Despite much modern-day perception, yoga is not just a physical practice. It is truly something that anyone can do and find benefit in, no matter your age, weight, race or gender. The practice of yoga extends far beyond the social media image of standing on one hand wearing expensive yoga gear – it is the practice of awakening…. Awakening to the truth and power of yourself.
Yoga is not a practice that is external to yourself and even though it tends to be ‘practiced’ on a yoga mat, the potential to practice yoga, in fact, lies within each moment. Yoga means ‘union’, it is the practice of unifying your mind, body and spirit within the moment that you are in. For example, you may be talking to a friend and sitting there physically but mentally you can be somewhere completely different and so in this moment you are not whole, you are not truly present to witness the gift of the moment unfolding in front of you.
The practice of yoga uses tools of movement, breath and meditation to train the mind to exist within the present moment. Have you ever tried standing on one leg while thinking about something else? It’s almost impossible. So, through the combination of movement, breathing and meditation, yoga teaches us how to maintain a state of unity between our mind, body and spirit. The practice of yoga is, in essence, the practice of self-mastery – becoming the master of your own mind, body and spirit so that you can become the master and conscious creator of your life.
This Introduction to Yoga series is the perfect place for anyone to start their yoga journey. These videos introduce you to all the fundamental components of yoga theory, basic postures, breathing techniques and meditation. This is the perfect foundation and starting point to beginning your yoga journey.