Yoga is the perfect activity for those who wish to become fitter, healthier and more relaxed. This manual presents the Basic Stretch Series as taught in the Samyama beginners classes. They are the basic asanas used throughout all levels and build strength and flexibility in core of your body. As well as the physical effects, each asana affects both the emotions and energetics of the body, and assist in the rebuilding of all types of tissues.
The ultimate goal of yoga is happiness. All aspects of yoga aim to bring the body, mind and spirit into harmony so that life can be lived fully and with joy. The exercise component of yoga is one aspect of this bringing into harmony.