Blessed love Impresses and Kings. Give thankhs for the divine teachings which open a way for I&I to reach greater Inlightenment.
Yes, as honorable Istren Ras Goddess tells I&I, the word Yoga means Union or Oneness. And yoga is a practice that indeed unifies the mind, body, and soul, and unifies the I with the Most I; as well as unifying the movements of the body with breath patterns. Yoga in a physical sense can be very difficult and uncomfortable at first, but is also one of the primary practices, alongside Ital eating and adequate rest, that I would suggest for maintaining health or for healing from a physical injury. Yoga in an Iritual sense takes extreme focus and is also difficult at first! More practice, and finding ones preferred methods (fasting, partaking ganjah, drinking certain teas, listening to certain music, or others) that can help the mental focus, helps to make this aspect easier. Yogic breathing is a vital component of a healthy life, and all behavioral impulses and emotions can be regulated by breath (and oxygen flow). This part of yoga does not require bendy legs or a studio with a big mirror, or even a quiet place. Yogic breathing, or intentional, full breaths in the nose and out the mouth, can be done anywhere at any time, even in the most chaotic environment, for the benefit of the I.
As the beloved Idren reasoningtime has realeyesed, Yoga does indeed come from Africa, even before "India" made it well known (although in the ancient time India would be part of Africa also). The idea called Bhakti Yoga, in Hindu Yogic practices, as the honorable Istren Christ mentions, is a form of yoga centered on glorifying and loving the Most High, and recognizing that all actions serve the Most High whether for benefit or harm. In this recognition the devotee keeps careful thoughts and actions in order to remain in a positive vibration with The All. The other branches of yoga include Jnana yoga, or pursuit of knowledge and truth, Karmic yoga, or focus on rightful actions, and Raja yoga, or focus on metacognition. All of these types of yoga interact together as the I practice and move through Iyer and Iyer realms of the I mind, body, and soul.
I was in high school when I started on the path of yogic teachings. This was before I began to think independently about life's most important topics, before I saw the flaws in the churchical doctrines I had been taught, before I was an Ital eater, and before partaking KanaBashem. This was before giving honor to Nature and before realeyesing the Identity of the King of Kings Ras Tafari. I do give recognition to the way Yoga helped to open pathways of I&I mind and Irit, which lead to all these gradual changes in I&I Livity and the benefits that come with them. I will never know "what if", but I suspect that, had I not first practiced yoga, the chakras would not have been open to recieve the Iyer messages. As I said to Impress Leigh past night, in real seriousness despite the joking phrase, "My life is a yoga class."
I recommend that all people try yoga in one or all of its forms. As a trained yoga instructor, I am happy to give more specific advice or remote training to ones and ones who request. To ones and ones in southern California area, I am available and practically beg ones and ones to have free lessons. I love teaching these principles, and never would want to charge a fee for such a beautiful gift as this. Giving thANKHs for the ancient teachings forIvermore.
Ites of Oneness with the Most I, all Righteous Bredren + Sistren