What is Yoga?


Yoga is an ancient practice, thousands of years old, that has recently experienced a resurrection in the Western World. Yoga is a complete system of health for the mind, body and spirit. There are many different types of yoga, but the most common form practiced in the US is called Hatha Yoga.  Hatha Yoga is a balance of physical postures called asanas and breath work called pranayama. 

The physical benefits of yoga are widely reported in medical journals and mainstream press,  showing us that yoga cultivates cardiovascular health, musculoskeletal strength, stress reduction and flexibility. It tunes and tones each of the 10 major organ systems.

Other benefits of yoga include improved self control, better sleep and mood, greater self-esteem and awareness, and an overall greater joy in life.

If you have never experienced yoga before, come with an open mind and an open heart. Begin your transformation!

Benefits of Yoga 

from Stephen Cope, Yoga and the Quest for the True Self


"Practicing yoga reduces the negative effects of stress and disease and cultivates the body's capacity to relax. With a regular yoga practice, we feel better, we move better, we breathe better, we sleep better, we digest our food better. We may even begin to recover from chronic illness. These physical benefits of yoga may be only the tip of the iceberg. Regular practitioners of yoga describe a whole host of subtle transformations in their lives. Many experience increased mental focus and clarity, heightened perception and intuitive powers.  Many practitioners experience an increase in energy levels, weight loss or regulation and stamina. Many yogis describe feeling more emotionally balanced. Others report a heightened feeling of connection to an "inner self, ecstatic states of bliss and profound well being." ~  

Why Yoga?

YOGA & WELLNESS for a balanced life!

Blue Dog Yoga

A little slice of nirvana in the South.