What is Yoga
Yoga means "joined together." The word
comes from the ancient Sanskrit root word yug, which means
"to unify.". Yoga is designed to enable people to
begin from their immediate, present state of consciousness
and move forward, day by day, into a state of wholeness, well
being, and enlightenment.
The goal of Yoga is
to the joining of body, mind and spirit, a conscious unification
Even the beginning student is able to shed much physical tension,
mental/emotional turbulence, and prepare the way for a life
of higher consciousness. Yoga embraces a wide range of disciplines
whose ultimate goal is the joining of body, mind and spirit,
a conscious unification into Oneness.
How to learn Yoga
Unlike stretching or fitness, yoga is more than just physical
postures. Patanjali's eight-fold path illustrates how the
physical practice is just one aspect of yoga. Even within
the physical practice, yoga is unique because we connect the
movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the
rhythm of our breath. Connecting the mind, body, and breath
helps us to direct our attention inward. Through this process
of inward attention, we learn to recognize our habitual thought
patterns without labeling them, judging them, or trying to
change them. We become more aware of our experiences from
moment to moment. The awareness that we cultivate is what
makes yoga a practice, rather than a task or a goal to be
completed. Your body will most likely become much more flexible
by doing yoga, and so will your mind.
Yoga is not a religion. People of many different faiths -
Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews as well as agnostics and
atheists, practice yoga because of its numerous benefits and
life-enrichment. Many millions practice yoga for its asanas,
its physical exercises, which are regularly acclaimed to be
extraordinarily health-giving by many doctors around the world.
Who should learn and
A yoga practice can easily become an integral part of day
to day activities and be the continuation of life long learning.
You might start by taking a weekly class at a beginner level,
but end up studying to become a yoga teacher and open your
own yoga center or adopt your own home yoga practice. That's
one of the beautiful things about yoga. Not only does it help
to stretch and open your body, but it helps your mind and
thoughts expand about yourself too.
You can start studying yoga at any age. You might consider
yourself overweight and unfit. You may be in the midst of
struggling with a serious illness or recovering from an injury.
Perhaps you are pregnant. No matter what your physical condition,
there will be a natural entry point for your yoga learning
A Yoga class tends to last from 50 minutes to 90 minutes.
You may choose to study yoga in a group setting or take private
instruction. Group study is regularly scheduled and cheaper.
There are many styles of yoga to choose from. Our instructor
is the best instructor to make every teaching lessen be worthwhile.
Times in practice
Yoga is amazing even if you only practice for one hour a week,
you will experience the benefits of the practice. The more
you practice, the more you have benefits. It is normally starting
with two or three times a week, for half an hour, an hour
or even two hours. Do it anytime as you wish and don't let
time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle to you.
You will likely find that after awhile your desire to practice
expands naturally and you will find yourself doing more and
Sanjiu is a great place
to learn Yoga
Sanjiu Medical and Training Center is a great place for Yoga
training. The classroom is 800 square ft with state-of-art
equipment. It has exclusive changing room and washroom. It
is easy to access for all of Greater Toronto and conveniently
located at a busy street of North York
We organize regularly Yoga free seminars and free classes.
Please call 416-497-6339 if you require further information.