Yoga is a classical Indian discipline that helps to create well-being in the mind, body and spirit. At it's heart it is a physical and spiritual practice for creating the ability to focus, concentrate and meditate. Yoga is not a belief or religion. It is a practical philosophy, a science involving every aspect of a persons being. It encourages the evolution of the individual through development of self-discipline and self-awareness.
Much of the Yoga practised in the West, and in our classes, primarily focuses on the physical aspect of Yoga. Yoga asanas (postures) are only one element of what is truly Yoga. For some our asana classses remain a physical experience, and for others they form part of a deeper practice of the subject.
Yoga asanas place special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment, in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Yoga is meditation in action. As students practice asanas the mind is focused on the actions of the posture and the movement of the breath. As the mind unites with the body and the breath, students move into a meditative state. As the practice continues a student's ability to relax, and to concentrate improves. Inner awareness is enhanced. (You will find other reasons for doing Yoga on the FAQ's page).
All you need to enjoy yoga is a willingness to explore how well you could feel.