The physical practice of yoga is medicine for our bodies. It can also serve as medicine for our hearts. That’s because practicing asanas helps us to develop positive, transferable qualities such as patience, kindness, tolerance, and the ability to let go.
“Yoga,” meaning “union,” is about reconnecting us with what is important—be it the planet, other human beings, or ourselves. Yoga certainly needn’t remain an isolated activity that ends when we roll up our yoga mats. On the contrary, we take yoga with us on our journey through life as an amulet for the challenges we face along the way.