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What is Yoga?

Yoga is a philosophy system with its roots in India. Yoga utilizes breath, asana, meditation, and scripture study to bring balance and harmony to the mind and body. Yoga is the science of how to attain peace of mind. Studies have shown that the practice of yoga help reduces blood pressure, stress, sleep disorders, anxiety, overwhelm, anger, and depression just to name a few. 

In Ayurveda, we use yoga including breath, meditation, physical movement, and spiritual study as one of our many healing modalities. We use yoga to bring about self-awareness, self-compassion and love, and stress reduction. "The journey to create a calm and peaceful mind matches the journey to create perfect health." The practice of yoga helps calm the mind, and restore the body to healing mode. There are many different practices of yoga some being best for some and others being best for others. Like Ayurveda, Yoga is personal and individualized. 

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