Yoga, Process of Strength
Yoga is a process of stabilizing your attention while moving your body in and out of positions. Your focus is on the steadiness of your eyes, deep diaphragmatic breathing, and the overall positioning of your body so it is aligned with gravity. This process strengthens your feet, legs, pelvis and spinal column, hands, arms, and shoulder girdle as a whole and gets everything working together. When people say yoga is stretching, the only thing they are stretching is the truth. The result of yoga is a more flexible body and mind. The body and mind become tight as a protective mechanism. Fear freezes us up, and aligning the mind and body opens us up.