The teachings of what is now considered to be classical yoga have been compiled by the Indian sage Patanjali, around the third century before Christ. Patanjali systematized the teachings of Yoga in the Yoga Sutra.
Yoga involves a number of practices – some of which are revolving around physical postures, some are based on breathing techniques and some are meditation practices. These practices enhance well-being and can help us to maintain and restore health.
The word Yoga derives from the Sanskrit root “Yuj”, to join, and it means unity. One of the interpretations of this unity relates to regaining the lost harmony and union between the different aspects of our being – physical, mental and spiritual, in this sense Yoga can be regarded as the oldest method for self-development and personal growth.