News release about safe yoga practice throughout the world.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

What is Yoga

The word yoga simply means "union", union of individual consciousness with the supreme consciousness. 

Many people confuse the word yoga with exercise. Many think that Yogi means the one who can do all kinds of acrobatic postures which is not true.

In fact, Yoga has nothing to do with the acrobatic poses which are performed by many yoga gurus in India and in the west such as Bikram choudhury or Mr BKS Iyengar  or Late Shri Pattabi Jois, under the name of yoga. Yoga doesn’t mean exercise, it simply means union, no more no less.