One should become a master of one’s mind rather than let one’s mind master him. – Nichiren Daishonin
Recently, I have taken on the challenge of yoga as my new source of exercise. In the past, I have ran and lifted weights as a work out, but decided to try something a little new.
Before I get into the benefits of yoga, I want to talk a little about what yoga actually is. There are many misconceptions of yoga, and what it entails.
Yoga is a five thousand year old Indian body of knowledge. It is about harmonizing the body with the mind and breath through various breathing exercises, yoga poses (asanas), and meditation (The Art of Living).
For those of us who hold some type of religious faith, meditation can be frightening. It is seen as a religious practice in which worships another god, however, it actually has more…
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