"The essence of Yoga & Meditation is about a very simple thing...your happiness. Yoga is not just physical fitness training. It is an authentic holistic tradition inclusive of contemplation & meditation. Its aim is for you to achieve your fullest potential in life, since you possess a storehouse of immense happiness within you! It's not essential to be young & supple to practice Yoga & Meditation...all that is needed, is a desire to be happy. "
The following information is taken from "Yoga in Daily Life - The System" book...
Some Yoga Terminology
Asana = Yoga posture or exercise
Full Yoga Breath = Inhaling deeply without force, first into lower lungs, feeling the abdomen rise, then filling the mid-portion of the lungs, feeling side-ribs expand and finally taking the breath to the top of the lungs, feeling top of the chest rise. Exhaling slowly and gently, relax.
Pranayama = The conscious guidance of life energy in our body through awareness and control of the breath process.
Meditation = Sit comfortably in any position, with back straight, arms, shoulders, face and abdomen relaxed. Allow the body to become peaceful and still. Relax the mind by focusing on your breath.
Yoga Nidra = A Deep Relaxation technique that provides profound physical & mental relaxation. The ability to deeply relax at will deepen one's sense of inner peace and calm.