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What is Yang Yoga?

The classical techniques of Yoga date back more than 5,000 years.

In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise that has since spread throughout the world. The word Yoga means, “to join or yoke together,” and it brings the body and mind together into one harmonious experience.

Yoga is aimed to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit. Yogis view that the mind and the body are one, and that given a regular Yoga practice and tools and the right environment, the body can find harmony and heal itself. Yoga therefore is considered therapeutic.

It helps you become more aware of your body's posture, alignment and patterns of movement. It makes the body more flexible and helps you relax even in the midst of a stress stricken environment.

This is one of the foremost reasons why people practice Yoga: to feel fitter, be more energetic, be happier and peaceful.

As opposed to Yin Yoga, Yang Yoga is a more active form of Yoga. The focus is on movement, often times a clear set of asanas (postures) that are followed in sequence. Yang combines both standing and seated postures and the time within a posture is shorter compared to the five minutes in a Yin posture.