Secrets of: Yoga by Jennie Bittleston
Originally emerging some 4 000 years ago in the Indian subcontinent yoga began as a philosophy - the word yoga means "oneness" in Sanskrit - to develop deeper meditation. This is still an important element of the practice today but the role of asanas or poses has increased over time enabling the unification of body and mind through combination of breathing stretching and mental focus. Within this guide you will find explanations of the various schools of yoga how you can expect to benefit from the practice. and a series of exercises to follow illustrated with colour photography. Discover why yoga continues to maintain its popularity by embarking on your own journey of self-knowledge.