The word Yoga in Sanskrit means “union”– the joining of our physical body, mind, and spiritual consciousness. There are many different styles of yoga, including but not limited to; Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Hatha. The original style that Samantha teaches is Hatha Yoga. Hatha for Ha (Sun) + Tha (Moon) Yoga is a union of opposing forces. The Ha (Sun) is practised in the Asanas or postures; while the Tha (Moon) is practised using breathing techniques. Hatha Yoga is a beautiful combination of these different practices which include gentle stretches to release tension, postures to align the body, breathing techniques to settle the nervous system and calm the mind.