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A 3,000-year-old tradition, yoga, is now regarded in the Western world as a holistic approach to health and is classified by the National Institutes of Health as a form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The word “yoga” comes from a Sanskrit root “yuj” which means union, or yoke, and to direct and concentrate one’s attention. Regular practice of yoga promotes strength, endurance, flexibility and facilitates characteristics of friendliness, compassion, and greater self-control while cultivating a sense of calmness and well-being.
Swaantana employs yoga to strengthen the body as well as help the mind destress. Through yoga therapies, renewed energies flow through the body, kicking in the natural healer that resides within all of us.