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What is Yoga?

In the Western world, Yoga is mostly seen as a calming form of exercise with many physical benefits, such as flexibility and mobility.

While this is true, in fact, it is so much more than this.

Yoga originated in India, and can be traced back as far as 10,000 years.

'Yoga' is a Sanskrit word translated as "yoke" or "union." To yoke means to draw together, or to unite. Its aim is to yoke or create a union of the body, mind, soul, and universal consciousness. This process of uniting the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of ourselves is what allows yogis to experience deep states of freedom, peace and self-realization.

The practices of yoga go far beyond physical postures; it can become an entire lifestyle, from what you eat to how you communicate with people.

The wonderful thing is, you can practice the physical form of yoga and breathing techniques without needing to explore their deep history and meaning, taking as much or as little of it into your life as you feel suits you. Yoga has so many benefits, and can truly be for anyone who is open to trying it.

Yoga Classes are available from several specialists in Haddenham and Cuddington — see listings on this website under Health and Wellness. Use <yoga> in the search engine to find options most speedily.

Ilona Ecott offers Yoga Classes in Cuddington from 6pm on Mondays and from 9.30am on Fridays, in the Bernard Hall.

In Haddenham her classes are at Fitlife gym from 7.30am on Mondays

Beginners Courses are also available in Thame.

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