Yoga is rooted in spiritualism, and many of the postures have a meaning that goes beyond simple strengthening and lengthening of muscles. Some poses indicate strength, such as Warrior pose, and some indicate submission, like Child's pose. This ancient form of exercise goes deeper into the connection between mind, body, and spirit than the typical gym workout by using specific postures and poses.,
.in yoga, most of the postures you do come from Hatha yoga. These poses are also known as "asanas." There is a story behind some of the more well-known asanas practiced in yoga. Some derive their inspiration from animals, some from the Earth and some from ancient spiritual stories. Understanding the full meaning behind the poses that you do in yoga class will help build you connection to the spiritual aspect of yoga.