A discourse and demonstration by Shubhada Wavikar of The Sacred Grove, a yoga studio in Hopkinton, MA., will take place at the Hopkinton Senior Center on Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00 PM. Shuba will talk about the origin, types and branches of yoga. We will discuss the mind - body - soul connection in yoga, and note some research supporting yoga's health benefits. We will briefly touch upon postures (asanas), some breathing techniques (pranayama), hand gestures (mudras), and meditation. We will also discuss the concept of mindfulness. We welcome you to attend this workshop.