Yoga, A Natural Way of Healing

Namaste dear yoga friends! This incredible practice is available to all of us. See the schedule of classes and workshops to find the practice and time for you.

Yoga is an ancient body of knowledge that dates back more than 5000 years. The word Yoga came from the Sanskrit word”yuj” which means to unite or integrate, Yoga is then about the union of a person’s” own conciousness and the universal conciousness.” We integrate the body, mind and spirit so they are in balance.  The Yogis created a path to achieve and maintain balance through breathing(pranayama techniques,)meditation(quieting the mind) and exercises (Asana) In Sanskrit, the primary definition of the term Yoga is the state of union with the divine experience of oneness or connection to the Supreme .  
Natural ways of healing occur through the practice of Yoga, circulation improves, digestive functions are stimulated by twists on the abdominal organs, and glandular function improves as well. The entire system calms down and eliminates stress through the breath and brings us into the present moment. We feel renewed and refreshed after our Practice. Our ability to focus and move into stillness is such a welcome gift that we can give to ourselves through commitment to breathing, meditation and asana.

“Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundred of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Saint Francis of Assisi

Breathe deeply and come join us in the Yoga Circle for health and vitality.

Karen Cook, L.Ac.

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