There goes a saying, “A healthy mind in a healthy body” and is rightly said so. When you have positive thoughts in your mind, you will have a relaxed and fit body. Yoga is one such workout that is spiritual to the core as it connects the body to the spirit. The science of Yoga imbibes in itself the complete essence of the Way of Life, including – Gyan Yoga or philosophy, Bhakti Yoga or path of devotional bliss, Karma Yoga or path of blissful action, and Raja Yoga or path of mind control. The true essence of yoga is elevating the life force or ‘Kundalini’ at the base of the spine. This is achieved through a series of mental and physical exercises. When done at the physical level, the methods comprise of various yoga postures known as ‘asanas’ and the mental techniques include breathing exercises or ‘pranayama’ and meditation or ‘dhyana’. These techniques keep the body healthy while disciplining the mind.
The ultimate goal of it is for the individual to transcend the Self and attain enlightenment.
It is not a religion but rather a way of life where the motto is healthy living. It helps promote a balanced development of the physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Yogic exercises renew the body and mind with cosmic energy that assists in
Practicing Yoga on a regular basis helps in achieving control over the mind, body and soul. By bringing together physical and mental disciplines, a calm and relaxed mind and body is achieved. It also helps in increasing flexibility, muscle strength, vitality and improves respiration. You feel rejuvenated and energized after doing yoga and it does much more for your body than any other workout.
Below I have listed few sites from where you can learn more about Yoga.