Women practicing yoga in a class

The most ancient of all fitness customs, Yoga has been widely accepted and is a compulsory ingredient for a fitness enthusiast, urged to instill a sound mind in a healthy body. JUNA has a competent and compassionate yoga instructor for beginners, intermediates as well as advance level members. A ten minute meditation sitting precedes the yoga sessions.

Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine is a modern phenomenon which has been influenced by the ancient Indian practice of hatha yoga. It involves holding stretches as a kind of low-impact physical exercise, and is often used for therapeutic purposes. Yoga in this sense often occurs in a class and may involve meditation, imagery, breath work and music.

Yoga is a core component of the Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program. Drawing from recent research on the mental and physical benefits of practicing yoga, positive psychologists have begun to look deeper into the possibilities of utilizing yoga to improve life for people even in the absence of disease.