The sanskrit noun yoga is often interpreted as balance or unite, a balance between body, mind and soul. Yoga is found in texts in India that indicate an origin thousands of years back in time. The modern yoga with more elements of physical positions, asanas, was spread from India to the West in the end of the 19thcentury.
Yoga is not about difficult physical exercises and advanced positions. You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. A class of yoga includes breathing exercises, physical positions and a final rest and sometimes a meditation. Yoga does not have to do with performance. The focus is on you, your breathing and the present.
Yoga is not a religion and is not about faith. Yoga is a system for physical, mental and spiritual training. Spirituality is about meaningfulness, listening in, caring for yourself, doing what you perceive as essential and at the same time having an open compassionate heart in meeting with other people.