What is Yoga

Through various yoga modalities ranging from bikram yoga (also known as hot yoga), to power yoga, ashtanga yoga, and prenatal yoga, yoga has many healthy benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. Originating in ancient India, the word yoga means to unite or to join, and in yoga, we unite our minds and our bodies through breath. Most Western yoga derives from hatha, one of the six major branches of yoga. Traditional hatha yoga consists of asanas (physical yoga postures) and pranayamas (breathing exercises). With over 100 yoga poses, it’s no wonder yogis never get bored. Like many calming spa treatments, yoga is a discipline that utilizes the mind-body connection to reduce stress, increase flexibility, and enhance wellbeing.

Types of yoga

Know Before You Go

From kundalini, which incorporates mantras and meditation, to strength-enhancing power yoga, yoga has many healthful benefits for the mind, body and spirit. In addition to improving flexibility, strength and balance, yoga utilizes the mind-body connection to reduce stress and enhance wellbeing. Yoga studios, spas, and fitness centers offer a wide variety of yoga workouts so you can always find one that's best for you.