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YOGA

Technically speaking, Yoga is a science of spiritual growth that has been practiced for over 5000 years in the Far Eastern countries of the world. Although its origins are rooted in Hindu and Buddhist cultures, yoga is not a religion. Rather it is a system of human development that serves people of all religions to discover the essential oneness of all that is. The term "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit root "yuj" meaning to unite or union.

There are many schools of yogic practice but the underlying common principles are that each one of us is already complete and whole, that the knowledge of this wholeness is veiled, and that through conscious effort and grace we can awaken to the truth that our individual soul and the Self are not and never have been separate. It is all One. That living awareness is called Enlightenment.

MEDITATION

While many people today think of yoga as physical exercise, meditation has always been its core practice. All meditation is essentially the practice of sitting still and the subsequent discovery that stillness is hard to achieve. We are overwhelmed with mental, emotional, and physical distractions that constantly override any sense of inner peace or wellbeing. To combat these distractions every meditation offers its own particular practice.

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