According to yogic philosophy, everything is a combination of three essential qualities called the gunas: sattva (a pure, balanced state), rajas (activity, restlessness), and tamas (inertia, laziness, depression). Most students start a yoga practice either in a restless or hyperactive state, or in a lazy or lethargic state. By the end of most practice sessions they have been brought toward an uplifted sattvic state, both mentally and physically.
Yoga brings a sense of expansion on many levels. It allows you to rediscover an internal sense of wholeness that, in today’s fast-paced world, is often lost. Yoga practice will work out physical tensions and calm both mind and emotions as well as bringing back a sense of aliveness to your body, refresh your mind, and give you a sense of peace.