Larisa’s Yoga Philosophy

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originated in ancient India.

The Sanskrit word yoga has the literal meaning  ” yoke”  from a root meaning to join, to unite. Yoga is all about re-connecting with your true inner self.  Yoga is the union of the individual with absolute reality and the yogi or yogini’s journey is all about finding peace, harmony and the greatest truth of all.  What is the core philosophy of yoga?  May be it is this: Despite our own true nature, people usually become far too distracted with their own mind and body and material objects or possessions. They lose sight of this fundamental truth.  This false identification makes us feel imperfect, limited, sorrowful and at a loss. Yoga seeks to provide people with a way to cast off this ignorance and become aware of their true divine self.

“Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of every day life, but rather places us firmly in the practical ground of experience.  We don’t transcend our lives, we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.” – Donna Farhi

Why Yoga

Everything we do can become yoga if it is done with awareness.  Awareness is the key.  Awareness allows us to feel and experience connection. So why yoga?

While practicing yoga you may find that your everyday life will change for the better. Yoga will bring less stress, more awareness, more happiness, better health, longer leaner muscles, a little bit of love, smiles, a sense of community and a whole lot more. These are just  a few things.

Yoga is an art that allows you to create the life you deserve.  Just show up, get on the  mat and let  the yoga take care of rest.