By definition, the word Yoga means 'to yoke' or 'union'. It is the process of bringing the mind, body, and spirit into a state of harmony--making the individual more at home within their own physical, mental, and emotional selves. The physical postures and breath practices are meant to release tension and blockages, bring ease to the body, and teach presence and mindfulness to the practitioner. When the body is easeful, the mind can quiet more readily. A peaceful mind creates a peaceful reality, making our relationship to the world more compassionate and kind.
Sports Club/LA's Brenna Matthews shows how one can unite the mind and body through Yoga.