What is yoga?

The word yoga means “union” and is interpreted uniquely to each individual practitioner.  The physical practice involves a combination of breath, postures, and meditation. It is a discipline of the mental and physical that fosters present moment awareness and reduces stress with intentional activation of the parasympathetic nervous system.  Yoga serves to quiet the internal chatter bred from over stimulation and creates space for dialogue between mind and body. It is an avenue for self-awareness, self-exploration, and self-discovery.