In This Chapter
Debunking yoga myths
Deciphering the word yoga
Exploring the primary branches, styles, and approaches to yoga
Understanding the yogic principles of being
Taking control of your mind, body, health, and life with yoga
Although yoga is now a household word, many people don’t know exactly what it is. Far more than just physical exercise, yoga can transform you, even if transformation isn’t your intention when you first step onto the mat. This chapter explains what yoga really is, describes how it relates to your health and happiness, and introduces you to the many different branches and approaches to yoga. Yoga really does offer something for everyone.