Yoga is a way of living…
…a search for meaning and a quest for a deep state of joy and contentment.
Yoga is an old and rich tradition with its roots in India. Hinduism as well as Buddhism has influenced the many limbs of yoga that have developed over thousands of years. Yoga is first described in the Indian Vedic scriptures, dating back to around 2000 BC, in the Upanishads from around 500 BC and in the Bhagavad Gita, around 300 BC.
Yoga is described in different ways in different texts, ranging from an ascetic life where the individual turns away from the outer aspects of life and focuses inward through the help of different exercises; to a more physical practice where the intention is to calm the senses and focus both inward and outward to live in harmony with the world.