Ancient wisdom – Today’s fuel
According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, one of the ancient texts that is the basis for the philosophy behind yoga, there are eight “limbs” (Ashtanga in Sanskrit) of yoga. Each limb relates to an aspect of achieving a healthy and fulfilling life, and each builds upon the one before it. And only one of the limbs involve yoga postures. The posture practice or asana practice is what has been adopted the world over and if you attend, it is what you will be doing in a gym or yoga studio class. A great place to start your exercise journey is with yoga. You can choose a steady, slow beginner’s practice or a more advanced fastpaced one. There is something to suit any fitness level.